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When challenged to reorder our lives, it's easy to respond as the people did to Haggai. "It's not the right time. There's too much on my plate. I'll get to that later."
Richard L. Floyd
I think back to the many people who helped me to have faith. Often it was not what they told me so much as who they were, a certain authenticity about them and the way they acted.
"The prophet's job is to proclaim 'Let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream. Our job is to figure out the plumbing.'"
Psalm 142 is a Psalm of David offered from the time "when he was in the cave." Are you in the cave, too? Is someone else who you know there, too?
Emily C. Heath
Protestant Christians don't just think of saints as people who are extraordinarily holy. Sainthood, for us, has little to do with being extraordinarily good.
In God's Divine wisdom, perhaps She knows we need reminders to slow down and wait.
When it comes to little contests and games of chance, I never win anything. But guess who guessed the number of chocolate coffee beans in the jar last Sunday?
You don't have to give up your affinity for God as the deeply interconnected power of relationship knitting the universe together to be a Christian.
John A. Nelson
Which ideology wins an election will influence our lives: granted. But the work of the faithful remains the same, regardless.
May God comfort you today, that you might be a channel of comfort for others.