No matter our skin color or political affiliation, I believe we can all learn a lot from 1 Corinthians 13.
It seems to me that we’re up a creek without a paddle, we have no cell service, we lost our map, our boat also seems to be leaking, and we’re in shark-infested waters, and it’s about to storm, just for good measure.
So, what do we do?
You, with your specific gifting and life experience, are valuable to the Body of Christ. It’s so tempting to look at the gifts of others and become envious of what they have or have been afforded. But that’s the wrong perspective, but an easy trap to fall into. Instead of being jealous of another person, what if we devoted that energy toward practicing and honing the gift that God has given us?
The only thing that will cancel out the hurt and expunge the record of wrongs is forgiveness. Forgiveness isn’t letting a person off the hook or inviting them to hurt you again, it’s a way of saying “I don’t like what you did, but I’m willing to not hold it against you for my sake and yours”. Let’s do our part to stop the cycle of hurt and abuse. Let’s try a better way; let’s love and forgive instead.
We are called to be Saints; we are called to be holy, not because of how great we are but because of how awesome God is. Take some time to just meditate on that truth. What does being a “saint” mean to you?
It’s been a while since my last post because of my subconscious procrastination. I don’t really want to talk about