Pentecost +16 Sunday – C3
1 Timothy 1:12-17
Here are two approaches to verse 16:
making me an example to those who would come to believe in him for eternal life
now he shows me off ... to those who are right on the edge of trusting him forever
We could play with "being made" versus being "shown off". For us being shown off is more participatory. We are not a vehicle but a result.
We could play with "belief" and "trust". For us trust is more relational. We are part of an on-going relationship rather than a snapshot in time.
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grace mixed with faith
and both lovingly poured
seeps into souls
loosening its joints
receiving and passing on
mercy aka love