Now, however, that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how can you turn back to the weak and beggarly elemental spirits? How do you want to be enslaved to them again.
For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence.
I have been crucified with Christ; and it is not longer I who live but it is Christ who lives in me.
So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time if we do not give up.
By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
…and it is no longer I who live but it is Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
If, however, you bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another.
Word and Image
offers two parts of my morning ritual, scripture and visual art. I make no
attempt to related the two (as I do in my daily quote and blog entries) and
yet, sometimes that will happen, for as we know God works in mysterious ways.