Thought for the Day: Have you ever had one of those days where you just kept on banging into things? Yesterday was one of those days for me. Nothing overly debilitating, but caught the little toe twice, hit my elbow really good, smacked the side of my knee hard while getting up from the table, and punched myself in the nose trying to pull a stake from the ground…and that’s just to name a few. It was a rough day on the old body, yet even with a few aches, it is doing ok. The Body of Christ, the church, has been knocked around some in its history. More recently, the injuries – at least many of them – have been caused from our own foolishness or spiritual clumsiness. We’ve given ourselves too many black eyes, and that came after knocking out a couple of teeth when we put our foot in our mouth. When the one whose body we are to represent had the single mission of love, and then we spend an inordinate amount of time dissecting and parsing, diluting and dismissing this love, we injure the body and weaken our central purpose. The Body of Christ is limping around, and it’s mostly self-inflicted.
Prayer: We do so many foolish things that do not help your purpose, Lord. It’s a bit surprising how this body is still standing. Our good moments have your Spirit to thank. May there be a few more such moments. Amen.
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