Today St. Peter invites us to take a long look way into the future when the world will come to an end. While he doesn’t want us to be afraid that it might happen later today, St. Peter urges us not to take the future for granted and thus be careless about how we live. There will come a time when God will bring everything to an end. But you know, it’s right now that is really important. If there is anything that needs to change in your life so that you can be happy and peace, God wants that to happen for you, even if the circumstances in your life stay the same. How can God do this? God’s Holy Spirit brings wisdom into your life about what you can do to be peaceful and happy and not rely upon anyone else for your peace. St. Peter says that God wants everyone to learn about the changes we each need to make before it’s too late.
Do you sometimes feel you are a victim of someone or something? If so, then turn to the Lord who loves you and who has all power. Ask God to free you of that feeling of fear that comes when you think you’re a victim. Allow God to change these feelings right away to those of courage and trust, as you experience the protection of God in every part of your life.
Here is a sample of a seven-syllable breath-prayer
from today’s reading:
Living holy, godly lives v. 11
For more information about this creative way to pray,
see Bible Breaths.
This is the Eighth Week in Epiphany
Winter in the north. Year C
Thursdays in this season are dedicated to the the letters of Peter
Solar and Sacred Seasons
Some adjustments to make the church year simpler.
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…