We live with free will…a gift from God. We have the freedom to choose what we say, what we think and our behaviors. We can choose how we respond to others and what attitude we are going to present in our interactions. There are many influences trying to sway our choices both in this world and in the spiritual world. If we take time to reflect on what we have chosen and less time worrying about what others think, say and do…we give ourselves the opportunity to grow…in our relationships and in our spiritual lives. Our example to follow is Jesus Christ…how He lived and what He said while He was here, as well as what the Holy Spirit is saying to us each day. The message is clear…we should choose love in all things…in our thoughts, in our words and in our behaviors. May the love of God flow through each of us. Amen.
“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”
(This photo was taken in October of 2018 at a lake near Plymouth, Minnesota)