Pentecost + 19 - Year A
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
When we share what we understand is approved by G*D we are also sharing ourselves, because the two cannot be separated. This would seem to call for restrained passion. controlled enthusiasm.
“So deeply do we care for you that we are determined to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves. . . .” To be clear about the differences and confluences of G*D and our self is a source of blessing for our self and for others (both G*D and Neighbor).
We bless G*D by not confusing our heart with G*D’s heart. We bless Neighbors by not confusing a word of life with a judgment cutting life off. We bless ourselves by truthfully telling the difference.
May you be blessed with serenity to accept the realities of an expansive and expanding love.
May you be blessed with courage to move our currently experienced limits into a larger venue.
May you be blessed with wisdom use both serenity and courage to guide your fruitful use of gifts sufficient for your time.