Thought for the Day: Do you ever want to scream at the top of your lungs, “You’re missing the point!” I have… often. In fact, I have felt those words forming in my mouth a lot lately. For Paul, the folks in Galatia were getting stuck and obsessing over the wrong stuff. It was not about debating circumcision. Instead, it was the frustration felt over the lost time spent in missing the point. Those who seek the status quo are forever thrilled with arguments like this one. While the real topic should be grace, God’s unconditional and unrelenting love made real in Jesus, arguing over a frivolous side issue, yet doing so with passion, has folks believing that the debate is what counts as faithful. At the end of the day, I don’t think God is looking for the best debater, but those who express their faith in tangible acts of love.
Prayer: Help me to keep my eyes on the prize of your love, O Lord. Allow it to guide me and to shape the way I live my life. Amen.
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