Old Testament: Genesis 40:1-23
Morning Psalms: Psalms 40, 54
New Testament: 1 Corinthians 3:16-23
Gospel: Mark 2:13-22
Evening Psalms: Psalms 51
The words “Follow Me” have been running through my mind. Without a doubt or question, I believe Jesus Christ is our Savior, and I try to live my life as a Christian. Living life as a Christian should not be difficult – “Do unto others as you would like to have done unto you.” I know how I would like to be treated, but the number of times that I am short-tempered to a cashier or someone else (mostly due to my aggravation for being inconvenienced) is too many.
Reading the Bible teaches me how to live the best life possible. But, unfortunately, I fail too frequently. Sometimes I put a fairly simple goal in front of myself, like attending services regularly (not too difficult) or attending WatCH or Bible study on a weekly basis (harder than I thought).
What I do know, for sure, is that when I attend more of the Christian activities that are offered here at St. Matthew’s, I feel better. Each time I attend a gathering, I am reminded about just how caring and compassionate people can be and how we truly are a family. There are times when I just sit back, watch, and smile – there are so many people giving hugs and spending time talking to each other. What a gift we give each other!
It reminds me of the kind of person I would like to be.