Paul challenged the Corinthians with an appeal to Christian fellowship grounded in the triune harmony of Christ’s grace, God’s love and the Spirit’s partnership. Seldom does one encounter a day where one is not tested as things go wrong. Paul encourages all to live in peace, agree with one another, and then smile and face the world to make a difference.
Within everyone are two beasts: good or evil. Which ever you feed with your actions and thoughts will win. Everyone has a choice of how they do in life. One cannot change the future because one is what God created even before one was born. As one interacts with one another the maxim to follow is that everyone should like everyone. Everything begins and ends in God, the inexhaustible source of all love and all that is.
Be a disciple. Get out within your space and make disciples by witnessing what you believe. Show others how God is acting in your life. The scriptures encourage one to not be afraid but exhibit the love of God with their lives.
One may find it hard to grasp the Trinitarian idea in today’s reading, but experience tells what one needs to know: Love is. Love speaks. Love breathes and draws one home. Everything begins and ends with God. What you see in those around you is a reflection of what you see in yourself. If you want to be happy, be happy toward others. If you exhibit unhappiness, others pick up and carry to others that same unhappiness. The choice is yours.
Good Shepherd Lutheran reaches out with a spirit led by joy, love, and service to invite others in the area to visit and participate in the church. Please come to the service on June 22, which will commence at 9:30 a.m.