Choose Christ

Today’s Reflection

HOW DO WE RECEIVE Christ’s presence today? We choose it. We respond to our life experiences, and we ask for Christ’s presence in our lives. Christ never coerces us but waits for our consent. When we give it, no matter how tentative or faulty, he communicates and communes with us in very personal yet profound ways. Christ comes to us with love, acceptance, grace, and goodness.

– Daniel Vestal
Being the Presence of Christ: A Vision for Transformation

From pages 17-18 of Being the Presence of Christ: A Vision for Transformation by Daniel Vestal. Copyright © 2008 by Daniel Vestal. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.

Today’s Question

Remember a time when you have chosen Christ. How has Christ met you in personal and profound ways? Share your thoughts.

Today’s Scripture

Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not make room for the devil.

Ephesians 4:26-27, NRSV

This Week: pray for students starting back to school. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section.

Did You Know?

In need of prayer? The Upper Room Living Prayer Center is a 7-day-a-week intercessory prayer ministry staffed by trained volunteers. Call 1-800-251-2468 or visit The Living Prayer Center website.

This week we remember: Ignatius of Loyola (August 8).

Lectionary Readings

(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)

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