A natural heart will serve, but only a repentant heart, broken by Christ, a renewed heart, baptized by the Spirit, and a responsive heart crumpled by God’s purpose becomes a sacrament of it’s message.
Have we offered our lives as a sacrament to become broken bread and poured out wine for God’s kingdom work?
She looked on the bright side and said, “Well, you can always put on your checkered pyjama pants and that old sweater. At least then you can go around town getting discounts.”
Now, that’s wisdom.
A two-minute daily Lenten series with wisdom from Oswald Chambers’ 1935 devotional: My Utmost for His Highest
“When you’ve reached the summit of a mountain, the only way forward is down.”
Throwing Stones: Poetry by dougferris.ca
“The stone that was thrown
Has a life of its own…”
In the morning, while it was still very dark, Jesus got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed. And Simon and his companions hunted for him. When they found him, they said to him, “Everyone is searching for you.”
“My glance locked momentarily with the sky-blue eyes of a slender blonde. She held my gaze, smiled confidently, then disappeared into the crowd. No word was spoken.”