Scripture: Isaiah 6:3-5
And one called to another and said: “Holy, decease holy, sildenafil holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory.” The pivots on the thresholds shook at the voices of those who called, and the house filled with smoke. And I said: “Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!”
Thought for the Day: We could learn much from Isaiah’s reaction to God’s presence. Immediately, he falls to his knees and proclaims his unworthiness—and not just his unworthiness, but also the unworthiness of all his brothers and sisters. For Isaiah knew that no human has any right to claim they are somehow more worthy of God’s love than another, and that indeed, none of us is truly worthy. Yet God loves us all still. Equally. No exceptions.
Jesus spent most of his ministry with the orphan, the widow, the leper and the outcasts of society, never condemning them for their lot in life. In fact, it was the least of us who Jesus proclaimed would be the first in God’s kingdom. Jesus had no use for judgmental hypocrites. Jesus’ message is one of God’s universal love for all of us. Equally. No exceptions.
Perhaps our greatest duty as children of God is to be humble in the face of the Lord. It’s so simple. Yet it’s nearly impossible to turn on the radio or the TV without hearing somebody call someone else a name, want to lock them up behind an electric fence, and worse, use the Bible or Jesus or God as a reason to do so. What happened to humility?
Prayer: I know I am unworthy of your presence Lord, but I thank you with all my soul for your activity in my life. May I constantly remember that through you, we are made complete, and that, no matter what any human says, all of us are welcome in your loving embrace. Equally. No exceptions. Amen.