Aim to live quietly, mind your own business,
and earn your own living, just as I told you.

1 Thessalonians 4:11

St. Paul’s letter begins to come to a close with a challenge put to his readers that they be holy. This means that they have placed God first in their lives, He encourages adults to be faithful in their marriages. In verse 11, we have the origins of the phrase, “Mind Your Own Business,” or as we used to say as kids, MYOB! When we do reflect on where we are at in life, avoiding time thinking critically about other persons, then God can slowly turn on the spotlight on our souls so we can see where we need to grow spiritually and become more holy. Remember: if you’re in someone else’s head, there’s nobody home in yours!

1 Thessalonians 4:1-12

Here is a sample of a seven-syllable breath-prayer
from today’s reading:
You call me to holiness v. 7
For more information about this creative way to pray,
see Bible Breaths.

This is the fourth of thirteen weeks
in the season of Kingtomtide,
autumn in the north Year B.
Thursdays are dedicated to the New Testament, except the Gospels.
For the first six Thursdays, we read 1 Thessalonians.

Calendar for 2018: “God’s Year of Grace”

These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook.  You will have the entire program of well over a thousand Firestarters with you on your phone or tablet.  More information…