Thursday, September 20th


Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. - Colossians 3:13-14

 Dear Jesus, help me and all those around me to live in the optimism caused by grace and forgiveness.  I do not want to look at people as the ones who have disappointed me.  Instead, I want to see them as precious souls that you have redeemed and have put in my life so I can either introduce them to love and mercy or accent the love the mercy they already know.  Come by your Holy Spirit and create in me the love that never dies for anyone and the mercy that binds me to them in peace.  There is no unity like the unity that you create through your gospel in action.  AMEN

"Don't make people feel like they live with a "speck inspector".  Instead, help them find redeeming love with skin on."