Nothing is covered that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known.
For all who exalt themselves will be humbled; and those who humble themselves will be exalted.
Be on guard so that your hearts are not weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and worries of this life, and the day catch you unexpectedly.
Be on your guard! If another disciple sins you must rebut the offender; and if there is repentance, you must forgive.
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.
Those who heard it said, “Then who can be saved?” He replied, “What is impossible for mortals is possible for God.”
But as for that in the good soil, those are the ones who when they hear the word hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patient endurance.
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.