Saturday, October 13th


Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. James 3:13-18

Dear heavenly Father, I want that wisdom that produces good things, that changes bad situations to blessings, that helps me and others get along together and not walk away from each other as winners and losers.  I want that wisdom that makes us all laugh at past hang ups and irritations.  I want that wisdom that makes me forget past hurts and that turns enemies into trusted friends.  I want all this wisdom but on my own I do not possess it.  I am begging you for it.  By your cross, you turned me from enemy to friend now give me that power to love others back to you and me.  AMEN

"Shepherd me oh God, beyond my wants, beyond my fears, beyond my complaints, from death into life." - John Michael Talbot