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GRACEnotes, February 1
I've been thinking – it's tempting to get down and low with all the political rhetoric, hype, and spin these days. I've found it helpful to intentionally step back from the constant drone of fretting, anxiety, fear, and anger in order to reclaim a sense of perspective and remember the hope embedded in the spiritual DNA of Christian life. For me, it's helpful these days to meditate on key passages from scripture to keep me centered and act accordingly. Maybe you'd like to join me. My short list for contemplation this week includes:
"The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?" (Psalm 27:1)
"Whoever wisehs to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all." (Mark 10:43-44)
"You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, 'Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you...'" (Matthew 5:43-44)
"Cursed be anyone who deprives the alien, the orphan, and the widow of justice." (Deuteronomy 27:19)
"Which commandment is the first of all?" Jesus answered, "The first is 'Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.' The second is this, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these." (Mark 12:28-31)
"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear..." (Psalm 46:1-3, 11)
"The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control." (Galatians 5:22)
"Love kindness, do justice, and walk humbly with your God." (Micah 6:8)
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