One of the ways to be caught up in Paul’s great feelings of love and commitment to Christ, is to let yourself be among those who first received this letter. What a loving letter! Your imagination is right on, since the Holy Spirit knew the countless numbers of person would be reading this letter far down the centuries and far away from this city north of Greece.
A passion for Jesus: that’s what St. Paul has. Nothing less than this same passion for Jesus and ministry will unlock all the powers of love that God has created in you. As you read, be aware of those reading this same letter with you today. We are all joined together in the heart of Christ whom Paul loves so much.
Paul gives a wonderful meaning to suffering…when it’s for Christ. May his letter give us the courage to keep on loving through suffering.
Thursdays are dedicated to the New Testament, except the Gospels.
This year in the season of Advent to Epiphany we read the letters of Titus, Philemon, Galatians and Philippians.
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 of these introductions with you on your phone or table! Check the menu options at the site for more information.