Category Archives: Ephesians

Bread of Compassion

Man Holding Bread
By Kate Remmer studioktr (unsplash.com) [CC0 ], via Wikimedia Commons

Today I will be mindful of serving the little bit of love and compassion I have to others.

One person’s offering can go a long way—for it is the Lord who multiplies it.

All bitterness, fury, anger, shouting, and reviling must be removed from you, along with all malice. And be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ. Ephesians 4:31-32

Peace in unity

Loaves and Fishes Mosaic
Church of the Multiplication, Tabgha

Today I choose to avoid divisiveness. I will use my energy to practice patience, treat all people with gentleness, and become more humble by refusing to compare myself with others.

…live in a manner worthy of the call you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love, striving to preserve the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace… Ephesians 4:1b-3

Sheep of faith

Shepherd and sheep in Saudi Arabia
haitham alfalah, 28 September 2012

The Shepherd who calls me has removed the wall that prevents people from experiencing love, peace, and wholeness. Am I willing to follow the Shepherd of Compassion wherever he leads me?

In Christ Jesus you who once were far off have become near by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace, he who made both one and broke down the dividing wall of enmity. Ephesians 2:13-14ab