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I have seen the limit to all perfection more times than I can count.
Sometimes in relationships, organizations, a call, or even with God we can feel mired in darkness. But love, like the dawn, is not a feeling—it's an eternal promise.
"The Word of the Lord!"
Sir John Hargrave
Jesus said, "Love your enemies," but if you're leading a relatively stable lifestyle, you probably don't have many outright enemies. Who are we supposed to pray for? ISIS?
Jesus sees an old woman, her back hunched, tattered pocketbook held in a plastic grocery bag. I think "pathetic." But, when he sees her Jesus sees himself.
Did the widow have hope that by giving Jesus something he could give her something?
After Christmas one year I drove five hours to visit my father, who had Alzheimer's.
Richard L. Floyd
In so many ways we stress our differences rather than what we have in common. And those who share Christ have a lot in common!
Today is Dr. King's birthday; he could have been 87 years old. Take some time to honor the man who brought hope, justice, and freedom to so many, a prophet who challenges us still.
When soaking up the rhythms and imagery of the Psalms, what I find is how they reach and readjust me, wherever I am.