August 27, 2014
Authentic, Lasting Joy
Blessed are you who fear the [uc]Lord[/uc],
who walk in his ways!
We may not all be mothers, as Monica was, but we all have had one. Our relationships with our mothers might be terrible or beautiful, or somewhere in an in-between place: bewildering, regretful and hopeful.
Desire lies at the heart of our mistakes and successes as parents, caretakers and children. Monica desired her son Augustine's salvation, and Augustine yearned for a love that would not die. Around and around they went.
What is it I desire for others? Is it that, above all, they find authentic, lasting joy?
Lord, may I be a help to others as we journey to you.
- Amy Welborn
2 Thessalonians 3:6-10, 16-18|Psalm 128:1-2, 4-5|Matthew 23:27-32