Monday, July 22, 2019

More than a Cliche take Four

We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us!  But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love.  The Message

I don't see things as they are...I see things as I am.  The mirror is smudged and smeared with our own experiences, encounters, bias, and beliefs.  Or as Anne Lamont says, "Of course, we think our opinion is right...otherwise we would get a new opinion!"

Today, I want to offer you some space.  Room to breathe and be.

Rather than tossing and throwing a bunch of words at you.  I invite you to re-read 1 Corinthians 13 by clicking here.  Read slowly and savor each word.  Read slowly letting the tiny spaces in-between the words of scripture settle and sing to you.

What insights or ideas spring/stir within you?  Listen to your own life's response.

What questions still linger?  We don't always need responses or answers to such questions.  We can live the questions of daily life.

Just sit with this passage and let it sit within you.

May there be more than just a trace of God's grace in this.

Blessings ~~ 


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