2 Peter 3
"What will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life?" These words that Peter personally heard from Jesus are echoed here in today’s reading. (Cf. Mark 8:36.) The chapter stirs a call to holiness in us, as we conclude our reflections on 1 and 2 Peter.
What do you do in your life that has value beyond physical permanency? What are the priceless spiritual features about you that are not destroyed by fire, but rather purified by it? You can take these qualities with you into eternal life.
I read the following on a bumper sticker: Some who put off their salvation until the 11th hour, find that they are dead at 10:30 PM!
Lord, thank You for Your patience. v. 9
Holiness and godliness v. 11
Growing in the grace of Christ v. 18
Due to an early Easter in 2013, weeks 7 and 8 from the Epiphany Season, which were omitted, are now added to the first two weeks at the beginning of the season of Pentecost. The Monday-to-Friday readings for this week are from the Eighth Week in Epiphany, Year C.
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