Sunday, 19th Week after Pentecost

Text: Matthew 6:1-18

Prayer Pointers:

For your life and work to show forth Christ

To grow in your giving, prayer and spiritual discipline

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST sets us free from sin and death, turns us outward from self-absorption and self-regard, places us among brothers and sisters, gives to us the whole world. We who have been forgiven move among others with the power of that forgiveness, remembering that the one who has been forgiven much can love much. We have been invited to bear the cross, the sign of God’s love and mercy, wherever we go. Our work, our homes, our lives become the places where forgiveness can work its wonderful power.

There’s a wideness in God’s mercy Like the wideness of the sea; There’s a kindness in God's justice Which is more than liberty. There is plentiful redemption In the blood that has been shed; There is joy for all the members In the sorrows of the Head.

For the love of God is broader Than the measures of the mind; And the heart of the Eternal Is most wonderfully kind. If our love were but more faithful, We should rest upon God's word; And our lives would be thanksgiving For the goodness of our Lord.

May your day be grace-filled ~ Pr. Dave Brooks

---Detail, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" by Dr. Suess


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