Forward Day by Day
Wednesday, September23 Thecla of Iconium
Luke 4:6-8. And the devil said to him, "To you I will give their glory and all this authority; for it has been given over to me, and I give it to anyone I please. If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours." Jesus answered him, "It is written, Worship the Lord your God, and serve only him."
Ps 119:97-120*81,82 | Ester 6:1-14 | Acts 19;1-10 | Luke 4:1-13
I live in a mid-size city, and it is easy to get caught up in the bustle and hustle of daily life. I rush here and there, busy thinking about work, buying groceries, and arriving at the gym before it gets too crowded. I see, but don't always acknowledge, the trash in the grass, the people sleeping by the side of the road, the school building falling into ruins.
With so many people around, it can be easy to assume someone else will care for our common life, elected officials, nonprofit service providers, corporate philanthropists. When I make this assumption, I give away my power and responsibility for the kingdom and create space for the devils of greed and negligence to take root.
Pray for the Dioceses of Nakuru, Kenya and Abakoliki and Ilaje, Nigeria
MOVING FORWARD:: How might you reclaim a small part of your power as a member of the body of Christ, returning to God what is God's?
I pray that we see the person sleeping in the doorway
I pray that we see the trash that we can pick up
I pray that we are good stewards of your creation
In Jesus Christ's name. Amen.
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