October 13

 Reflection                       

Jesus embodied God’s will for humanity—humility, authenticity, responsibility and loving service to the Whole, and on behalf of future generations. His ways of thinking, acting, loving and resisting evil reveal our way into a God glorifying and evolutionary robust future. Jesus incarnated the deep integrity that is our salvation individually and collectively. His way of living and telling the truth continues to light our path. Jesus embodied the life, the will and the ways of Supeme Wholeness or Ultimate Integrity (God). His expansive sense of self, his radically inclusive way of loving, and his active, nonviolent way of resisting and confronting unredeemed institutions show us the way to the Kingdom.
Michael Dowd, Thank God for Evolution 

Prayer

Help me to live faithful to Christ’s truth.

Action

Read one of the Gospels through. Who is the Jesus you meet there?

Suggested Reading

Remain faithful to what you have learned and believed,
because you know from whom you learned it,
and that from infancy you have known the sacred Scriptures,
which are capable of giving you wisdom for salvation
through faith in Christ Jesus.
All Scripture is inspired by God
and is useful for teaching, for refutation, for correction,
and for training in righteousness,
so that one who belongs to God may be competent,
equipped for every good work.
2 Tim 3:14 

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.
Mary Anne Radmacher

God does not demand that I be successful. God demands that I be faithful. When facing God, results are not important. Faithfulness is what is important.
Mother Teresa

Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.
Confucius

Success certainly isn’t achievement of popularity. Success in God’s kingdom is loving God, loving one another, and being faithful to what God’s called us to do.
Gabriel Wilson

Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservations.
Elton Trueblood

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