The Reading for Today: 1 Thessalonians 3
St. Paul’s greatness may have us envision him as a wondrous “Lone Ranger.” Today’s reading will change that. “Now we live, if you stand fast in the Lord,” says Paul. Is he co-dependent to others’ faith? No, but he is intimately inter-dependent to them, with bonds of faith and love that are the sinews of the Body of Christ. We belong to each other in Christ.
Do not go it alone, gritting your teeth, faking a smile that everything is just fine when it is not. The Lord wants you to trust in him with bonds extending into a community of faith, hope, and love that is immensely real to you.
What are you doing to be sure that you have friends in the Lord?
The Reading for Today
This is the second of thirteen weeks in Kingdomtide, Year B.
See “Solar and Sacred Seasons” in the menu above.
Thursdays are dedicated to the New Testament, except the Gospels.
In this season we read 1 & 2 Thessalonians and Revelations 4—10:18