Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

1 Corinthians 5:7-8

Clean out the old yeast so that you may be a new batch, as you really are unleavened. For our paschal lamb, Christ, has been sacrificed. Therefore, let us celebrate the festival, not with the old yeast, the yeast of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

As you are

Who are we?

We are not a people bound by the past, stuck in old sins and patterns that hold us fast in the mire of soulless living.

Resurrection power lives in our souls. Christ stirs within, raising our hopes and vision, transforming us into more than we ever thought we could be.

We are people of the resurrection, souls in whom the light of day casts out night. The joy of hope drives out despair and the presence of love awakens peace … and the passion to be the love we know.

Christ has broken death’s grip. He lives not far off but within the processes of history, in the fabric of life and in movements of our hearts.

He is the whisper reminding us anew, “You are more than you think. You bear the life who is life, the love who is Love.

“Lift yourself above the passion to pay evil for evil, beyond surrender to petty angers and grudges, above the anxious need to prove you are important. 

“And do not diminish yourself or what you can do. For you are a vessel of my life with the power to bless and lift others into the fullness of who they are as my blessed children.”

“The festival of life has come. All things are new, including you.”

Pr. David L. Miller

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