Thought for the Day: I witnessed a rather common experience a few days back as a mother ran to the rescue of a child who had fallen. No major injuries occurred, but the tears clearly revealed a need for comfort and compassion. And the child’s need was immediately met by the graciousness of her mother. Some might say the mother saved the young child in her time of need, and that’s probably true if we understand the word ‘saved’ as it would have been understood in the first century when Titus and the other Christian Scriptures were written. To be saved means that we are healed and made whole. God rushes to our rescue in the person of Jesus, but God continues to do so in story, ritual and through the presence of the Holy Spirit. God never stops working to bring us to wholeness.
Prayer: Merciful God, your saving grace continues to find creative ways of coming to me with comfort and compassion. Allow these unmerited gifts to heal my wounds that I may know the wholeness you desire for my life and the lives of all people. Amen.
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