Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. – Romans 12: 9 – 16
My prayer for you today is that you open you heart to be hospitable. That you seek friendships and community in the people around you. You need them and they need you. Together the body of Christ is strong & untied. Praying that your eyes will be open to the people around you, that your heart would be softened, and that you will live in harmony.
None of us in this community group are perfect. We are flawed and daily need God’s grace. But we are dedicated to each other and dedicated to the Lord. And even in our brokenness, the Lord can use us to shine Him. What a beautiful thing redemption is!