Scripture: Acts 2:42
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, tadalafil to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
Thought for the Day: I know it looks pretty bad out there in the big bad world right now. But change, especially a change in fundamentals, is never pretty. The terror and turmoil we see around the world today are the death throes of selfishness, deceit, and unfettered greed, gasping with their last breath to retain power.
The unfortunate bloodshed we see is the result of people everywhere breaking their oppressive chains and standing up against oppressive regimes—both secular and sacred. Institutions that continue to embrace policies of oppression, racial or sexual divisiveness, and greed are falling and will continue to fall, because God is moving through the world at an ever increasing rate, causing us to rethink the way we’ve been living on the planet and relating to each other.
God’s Spirit is powerful and becoming more powerful as more and more of us are filled with the compassion, hope, and sense of universal brotherhood the Holy Spirit fills us with. We are waking up from a long, dark sleep! We are (finally) awakening to the real power of God in our lives—all of us, all over the world, in a magnificent variety of ways and through a dizzying array of faiths, some ancient and some new. No matter how we worship, I’m hopeful that we’re all starting to remember the power in breaking bread together, in fellowship, in prayer, and in study.
Prayer: God of loving change, may you fill my soul with your Spirit, and awaken me to your presence within everyone I meet today, tomorrow, and forever more. I ask this, Lord, so that I might treat everyone, no matter how foreign they seem, as my beloved, as you treat us all as your beloved. Amen.