We are God’s earthen vessels

The Lord Is My Chef Breakfast Recipe for the Soul, Friday, Wk. X, Yr. I, 14 June 2019
2 Corinthians 4:7-15 >< )))*> >< )))*> Matthew 5:27-32
Photo by Quang Nguyen Vinh on Pexels.com

Thank you very much Lord Jesus Christ for this Friday, for another weekend.

As the days moved on since Monday, we didn’t know how this week would move on for many of us: the pressures and stress at home, in the office and the school with all kinds of problems.

Some of us almost gave up life, Lord, because of sickness and loneliness, pains and sufferings, neglect and feelings of being misunderstood and unloved or unwelcomed.

But you were always there, Jesus, loving us, comforting us, assuring us of your presence and grace.

We hold this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassing power may be of God and not from us. We are afflicted in every way, but not constrained; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not abandoned, struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying about in the Body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our body.

2 Corinthians 4:7-10

Let us continue your work Jesus. There are still plenty of things to be done this day: so many loving and acts of kindness, a lot of caring and understanding, some forgiving and asking sorry over there, with a lot of smiles and hugs to share so that those in despair may realize life is so beautiful, that it is good to be alive, that there is beauty even in our dirt and brokenness.

Every Cross is a plus sign, O Lord: afflictions and darkness, suffering and pains in life are an addition, never a minus or a subtraction! Amen.

Dominican Hills, Baguio, January 2019. Photo by author.

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