September 24, 2017
Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
nor are your ways my ways, says the [uc]Lord[/uc].
As a word person, I have always loved word games, especially Scrabble. I was recently introduced to another game that is similar but different.
I wasn't too good at it until I realized what was holding me back. In Scrabble, what you build has to remain the way that you originally set it. But that is not so in this game. If you need to, you can tear everything up and start from scratch. I still forget that at times, and it is so freeing to realize, "I don't have to stay with this. I can start completely over."
I can get set in my ways, habits and even sins. What a freeing moment it is to realize that it doesn't have to be this way. I can start over. I will have to do some rearranging, but what a relief it is to lift my heart up to God as I begin again in his ways, letting go of the limits of my own.
Lord, may my thoughts align with yours more every day.
- Amy Welborn
Isaiah 55:6-9|Psalm 145:2-3, 8-9, 17-18|Philippians 1:20-24, 27|Matthew 20:1-16