Happy Summer! I pray that this summer allows you to find some time to “re-create.” I also hope you might find some time to read some Scripture. I am well aware that life is busy, so I am suggesting you keep it simple and read portions of the Book of Galatians, a letter of St. Paul. I am listing some portions of Galatians below; there are some sections we are actually using on Sundays right now in the Pentecost season. I am also printing out some highlights from these portions.
Galatians 2:16-21 (20)“It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.” (vs. 20)
Galatians 3:23-4:7 (27)“For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. (28)There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male or female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”
Galatians 5:1, 13-25 (13)”For you were called to freedom. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve on another. (14)For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
Galatians 6:1-10, 14-18 (9)”And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. (10)So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.”
These Scriptures from Galatians give us much to ponder. If we pray that God, through the power of the Holy Spirit, would assist us in living them, we will be “re-created” in Christ and that will be a great blessing for our community.
I hope to see you this summer at our 9:30 a.m. Sunday service. It is good to see the people of God and good to receive the Body and Blood of our Risen Lord, Jesus Christ.