Prayer: Holy God, our minds are ready to hear Your words this day. Our hearts are open to receiving Your call to be a follower of Christ. Help us to readily accept Your will and faithfully follow You all the days of our lives. Amen.
Read St. Luke 6: 37 – 38
+Do not judge.
+Do not condemn.
+Give and give and give.
+Generosity above all else.
No matter what translation of the Bible you read, these two verses continue in Jesus’ teaching to the disciples of how to live in God’s love.
None of the above five topics are easy for us to do but are essential in our lives as Christians. We strive to meet these five topics because we love Jesus. As we continue to study and meditate upon the scriptures, we learn to think and act in a Christian way. And even when we fail and do not meet these five topics, we pick ourselves back up and try again. And why? Because by striving to live a Christian life, we become complete in God and are equipped by God to do the work that needs to be done in this world to bring about justice, peace, and love.
This week, each day ask yourself how you will not judge today, how you will not condemn today, how you will forgive, how you will give and give and give, and how you will be generous above all else.
Prayer: Almighty God, encompass us with Your love so that we can be guided by the Gospel and tread the path of Christ who has cleared the way for us. You have called us into Your kingdom and with great joy we say, “Yes Lord”. Amen.