An apology is a good way to have the last word.
~ Author Unknown
In light of all this, here’s what I want you to do. While I’m locked up here, a prisoner for the Master, I want you to get out there and walk—better yet, run!—on the road God called you to travel. I don’t want any of you sitting around on your hands. I don’t want anyone strolling off, down some path that goes nowhere. And mark that you do this with humility and discipline—not in fits and starts, but steadily, pouring yourselves out for each other in acts of love, alert at noticing differences and quick at mending fences.
~ Ephesians 4:2
I was so angry after I read it. Where was this message years ago? After all, the same person is still in charge of the committee. Reading it made me angry before it made me think. It rolled around in my head for about a month, and then I heard something that helped me to re-frame my thinking regarding the article.
After the meeting, I approached the chair and thanked her for writing the article. I also asked her to hang on to it for another couple of years, because it may need to be “re-run.” The perspective it ended up giving me was worth all the angst.
Right now, it is easy to be angry. We were reminded in church yesterday that we all wear the title Christian and that it requires different thinking if we are to get along in this stressful time in the United States.
Our Pastor is working hard at making Jesus the message. After all, He is. And the way we understand that will guide our actions now and forever. It will also set us free.
I know you have heard this recently, right here…but this is what was blasting from my car on the way home from church yesterday, and pretty much every day in January.
Hallelujah! There is a way!
Lord, give me your heart, your eyes, your mouth, your feet. Help me to bring joy, spread peace and love those who disagree. In Jesus’ name,
Because of Him,