Monthly Archives: February 2019

Graced

JESUS MAFA. Miraculous Catch, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.
retrieved February 10, 2019

God has graced me with a unique personality and specific gifts and talents. Even when I do not see clearly how I am serving the Lord, I trust that my willingness to love God and my neighbor empowers me to use my gifts and talents to carry out God’s will for me each day .

But by the grace of God I am what I am,
and his grace to me has not been ineffective.
1 Corinthians 15:10

Love embodied

Without judgment, where does my love sit on the beautiful spectrum St. Paul describes? What can I do today to embody patience, kindness, generosity, forgiveness, truth, faith, hope, and endurance?

Love is patient, love is kind.
It is not jealous, it is not pompous,
It is not inflated, it is not rude,
it does not seek its own interests,
it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7