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Our faith transforms us in different ways, but that very faith draws us together, too.
Paul speaks of our faith as transforming our lives, and that as people of faith we have a different set of priorities.
This passage speaks of soul care.
We don’t serve God alone but in a web of relationships that extends from those who came before us to those who follow us.
God is very disappointed in the people of Israel.
Jesus asks that we first acknowledge the parental nature of God’s love for us.
Luke 10:40-42 – But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, do you not care my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and...
Luke 10:38-40a – Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks…...
In their old age, Abraham and Sarah are promised a son.
Psalm 15:1-3 – O LORD, who may abide in your tent? Who may dwell on your holy hill? Those who walk blamelessly, and do what is right, and speak the truth from their heart; who do not slander with their tongue, and do no evil to their friends, nor take up a reproach...
This passage clearly reminds us that God cares about the poor.
What a great passage on which to end this week: “Go and do likewise.”
When I read this I couldn’t help but think of the nightly news and how this would be the headline of the story because if it bleeds it leads.
After reading these verses today, I looked up the word prayer and found that it also means such things as desire, hope and wish, in addition to its more common usage as a plea or appeal.
In today’s passage, the Psalmist reminds us of our responsibility to one another, especially to those less fortunate than we are.
All of us have a skeleton or two in our closet.
I wanted to end the week with this passage because it highlights for us one more time how our faith and our health are intimately connected.
Paul reminds us that we are called to express a radical love for one another.
In both my work life and my church life, I am fortunate to be surrounded by people of great faith.
There are so many things which can divide us – race, ethnicity, language, class.