From the readings for this coming Sunday, we have Paul, writing in his letter to the Philippians:

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

β€” Philippians 4:4-7
β€œLet your gentleness be known to everyone.” Your gentleness – not your wisdom or your good

looks, your power or your achievements … your gentleness.

All I can say in response is Amen!

Let us pray:

Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

Peace and Blessing,

Carol+