December 8, 2019, Lectionary

Those who naturally would troll and sting and bully have a totally different personality in Isaiah's picture of peace. Isaiah 11:1-10

The peace that God promises is not merely cessation of war; it is shalom, it is health and flourishing in every way, it is abundance of peace. Psalm 72:1-7, 16-19

The reason for seeking harmony with one another is so that we may together glorify God. Romans 15:4-13

I crave to be more open to the Holy Spirit in my life. Matthew 3:1-12

Thoughts about Listening

To listen well requires a change of personality for some, away from trolling and bullying. Isaiah 11:1-10

Imagine, what would it be like to have not only peace on earth, but abundance of peace, peace streaming in every direction, through every interaction of human life? Psalm 72:1-7, 16-19

Let us learn to listen to those with whom we don't agree as kindly and respectfully as we do to those with whom we do agree. Romans 15:4-13

How easy is it to praise others when no thanks is coming your way? Matthew 3:1-12