Paul refers to someone who has offended him grievously. Feel his pain. Yet even more, sense his desire that there be healing and reconciliation. Unforgiveness gives Satan a foothold leading toward death instead of life.
Victory parades in ancient times had captives as well as conquerors march. There was no ticker tape. Instead, burnt fragrant spices filled the air as the way to expand the pervading sense of joy.
The victory parade of Jesus is on. The fragrance of the Holy Spirit is all about. Do not be in the parade as a captive of darkness through unforgiveness. The aroma will mean spiritual death for you. Let go. Forgive. When you do, you immediately march as a victor with all the joy of Christ who has won this victory for you.
The Reading for Today 2 Corinthians 2
This is the second of thirteen weeks in the season of Pentecost, Year B
Thursdays in this season are dedicated to 2 Corinthians
For the next few weeks, I’ll be posting Firestarters from the original version of The Bible Through the Seasons.