Saturday 5 September 2020

About Today Readings

1 Corinthians 4:6-15. The Lord is near to all who call him – Psalm 144(145):17-21. Luke 6:1-5.

What do you have that was not given to you?

Have you ever had the experience of getting a little ahead of yourself spiritually, through excitement of discovery, feeling the experience of an epiphany or simply feeling puffed up about your own goodness? Then Paul’s message is for you and me.

Paul’s reprimand or reminder to the Corinthians hit them between the eyes, because Paul spoke the truth. And hearing the truth about ourselves is often uncomfortable, never easy, and usually is experienced with an urge to defend. Humility as a follower of Christ is one of the more beautiful virtues we can have, and one of the most attractive to those curious about us Christians. I thank God for the hard road the Apostles trod for us.

Lord, help me to remember that whatever gifts I may have, come from your generosity, not of my doing and may we follow Paul’s example in this.

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