Saturday, November 26, 2005

1 Peter 4:7-19

Don't be surprised.

It happened then. It happens now. People are tested, people suffer. Even the best among us (and perhaps especially the best), and some because they bear the name. Therefore...

Be serious (not a mischief maker!)
Discipline yourselves
Be hospitable
Serve one another with your individual gifts and with the strength of God
Speak as if it were God speaking

ABOVE ALL, LOVE ONE ANOTHER. It covers a multitude of sins!

I thank God for this community that is so visibly living into this love, bringing it across many hard-driven miles to those who desperately need love and service and hospitality. May we never flinch from the challenges yet before us.
--mlb

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