The Rope of Holy Habits

So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold on to the traditions we taught you, whether we taught you in person or through our letter.

2 Thessalonians 2:15

Hurricanes remind us how very powerful the wind is. There is some cities such as Buffalo, New York and Chicago, Illinois that become so windy at times, that they have to put ropes along the sidewalk in the downtown areas so that people won’t be blown away! The ropes help them to do what St. Paul urges his readers to do when the winds of evil begin to blow strong: “Stand Fast.” We might put it this way: “Hang in there!”

What do you hang onto? Paul has the answer in the passage for today. What does his answer mean to you and how could you put in into your own words. And then when you do that, make a plan today to be sure that you are holding onto some of these holy habits like rope!

2 Thessalonians 2:13-17

Here is a sample of a seven-syllable breath-prayer
from today’s reading:
Standing firm and holding fast v. 15
For more information about this creative way to pray,
see Bible Breaths.

This is the seventh 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…