Sunday, April 21

"if you've gotten anything at all
out of following Christ,
if His love has made any difference
in your life, if being in a community of
the Spirit means anything to you,
if you have a heart, if you care....then do me a favor:
agree with each other, love each other,
be deep-spirited friends."

"don't be obsessed with getting your own advantage. forget
yourselves long enough to lend
a helping hand..."

"Jesus....didn't claim special privileges.
instead, He lived a selfless, obedient life...and died
a selfless, obedient death...the
worst kind....a crucifixion."
Philippians 2 The Message

so many of my thoughts
continue around boston. and
the heroic stories of people helping
each other. of this 19yr .old
younger brother who has been
captured. i long for Jesus to
come to him. redemption reigns
for ALL. even terrorists and
murderers. and then, the wrenching
sorrows of the three who died. the
broken loved ones and friends.

every day, we get up. pull together...and out the door.
it just..usually..never occurs to
us that it could be our last time
to brush our teeth. to speak love
to our children. that we might
not walk back through the front
door, again. ever. God's designated time on
earth is over for us.

fellow warriors,
may we be faithful to
the end. may we give our
best today. may we express
love to each other, and our
lonely, broken world.

yes, Lord, yes.
yes, Lord, yes.

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