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The Senator’s “Get out of gaffe free” card

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Can’t have too many, I guess!
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August 28, 2008 at 8:15 pm

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From the center of who you are (Readings for Sunday, August 31)

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ove from the center of who you are; don’t fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle.

Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Don’t quit in hard times; pray all the harder. Help needy Christians; be inventive in hospitality.

Bless your enemies; no cursing under your breath. Laugh with your happy friends when they’re happy; share tears when they’re down. Get along with each other; don’t be stuck-up. Make friends with nobodies; don’t be the great somebody.

Don’t hit back; discover beauty in everyone. If you’ve got it in you, get along with everybody. Don’t insist on getting even; that’s not for you to do. “I’ll do the judging,” says God. “I’ll take care of it.”

Our Scriptures tell us that if you see your enemy hungry, go buy that person lunch, or if he’s thirsty, get him a drink. Your generosity will surprise him with goodness. Don’t let evil get the best of you; get the best of evil by doing good.  – Paul, in Romans 12:9-21 (The Message)

Man!  When I scroll through that list I think two things:
What a world these would make! And …
Oh yes, thanks for the reminder! I want to tune this up in my own life.

Soak in it with me this week, if you like.  I might print those verses for the fridge door.

And here are the rest of the readings for this Sunday.

Cheers!

Proper 17 (22) A: August 31, 2008 Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Monte

August 28, 2008 at 1:27 pm