Gift: Fortitude (Courage) – With the gift of courage, we overcome our fear and are willing to take risk as a follower of Jesus. A person with courage is willing to stand up for what is right in the sight of God, even if it means accepting rejection, verbal abuse, or even physical harm and death.
Reading: 10 “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing! (Luke 12:49)
Observation: For the past few days, God has had me focus my attention on peace. At least that is how I have interpreted the message that I have received from the Word of God through the daily readings. This morning, I feel like God is saying to me, enough with peace, continue my Son’s mission and get to setting the world on fire again with a passion for loving each other and loving God.
Personification: Patience I choose to focus on the fruit of patience today, because I have a tendency to lose my patience at times of great stress in my life. However, if I am going to be about continuing the mission of Jesus, I must do so with the fruit of patience displayed with all humility.
Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner…Amen!