Paintings of little coves, Fundy Bay Islands and azure seas
The Reading for Today: 2 Corinthians 13
Take a step back and look at your life, not with eyes of judgment, but with kindness, even though the Spirit may sweetly convict you of sinfulness. This will incline you less to feel guilt along with the accompanying blame of others or defensiveness in yourself. Release the flow of your life, whether its present movement is joyful or painful. Get out of your own way and let the reconciling, healing powers of the Lord bubble up from deep within. Then you will be more disposed for Paul’s encouragement in v. 11 that we “aim for perfection.” The Greek word for this is katartizo, the same word for the disciples “mending” their nets just before Jesus asked them to cast their nets out into the sea again.
May you be mended, healed, made whole and blameless in the sight of the Lord.
The Reading for Today
This is the thirteenth and last week in the season of Pentecost, Year B.
Thursdays are dedicated to the New Testament, except the Gospels.
In this season we read 2 Corinthians 5.