To be related to God, I need only to hear his Word and act on it…
Gift: Knowledge – With the gift of knowledge, we understand the meaning of God’s Revelation, especially as expressed in the life and words of Jesus Christ. A person with knowledge is always learning more about the scriptures and Tradition.
Observation: It appears to me that I am hitting kind of a softball pitch today, in choosing to journal on this verse because I know I have journaled on this concept of being in the same family of God by following the Word of God before. However, it is a different reading this time that has more to do with what it means to be a brother to the Lord, than in Mark’s gospel where it has to do with our status as it relates to the Mother of God. Before, I think I took a more conceited view of this position, instead of a humble view that Luke gospel is calling me to today.
Personification: Gentleness My middle son, who is 9, is very sensitive to any form of discipline. I could give you the many reasons I believe this happens, but I would rather see his emotional reaction as a barometer for me to see if I have crossed the line from discipline to anger. I will display gentleness today and will see the fruit of that gentleness that manifests itself in my children.
Prayer: Lord, continue to build in me a spirit of forgiveness and thankfulness for everything that you have done and will do in my life. I ask this, as always, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit. Amen.
- Where will I fall today? (cinhosa.wordpress.com)
- Mark 1:15 (joshspointythoughts.wordpress.com)
- Mary TV Daily Reflection 9/19/2011 (deaconjohnspace.wordpress.com)