May 9, 2021, Lectionary

Many passages in the Old Testament proclaim against judges who show partiality.  Peter appropriated that terminology to show how wrong it would be for God to favor one nation over others in the blessings of the gospel. Acts 10:34-48

Believing in Jesus, throwing all my cares on him, is my only protection against the bully pressure of this world to take my thoughts away from Jesus. 1 John 5:1-6

Jesus chose and ordained them for two things, that they would bring forth lasting fruit, and that they would receive whatever they asked from God in Jesus' name. Thrilling ordination. John 15:9-17

Thoughts about Listening

Crowding the other person is a bully tactic. Now that I have used six feet distance for awhile, I am more aware of crowding the other person's space. That's good, I think. 1 John 5:1-6