Discernment and Reflection

Looking forward requires a glance in the rearview mirror to make sure I keep in perspective what’s back there. Reflection - I try not to dwell on it, but I use it to motivate me. As the snow falls and the temperature plummets I am thankful I am warm and too well fed. I appreciate the chance to share a meal with others across town, and I am amazed at the work my brothers and sisters in Christ have put forth to make this happen. I joyously give this small gift of food and ask Jesus to bless Paris Elementary and the families in that community. John the Baptist said it quite simply:

Luke 3:10 - And the crowds asked him, “What then should we do?” 11 In reply he said to them, “Whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none; and whoever has food must do likewise.”

Karl Mecklenberg was at Jay Cutler’s golf tournament a few years ago and when he signed the autograph board his tag was Philippians 4:8. I went home and looked it up. Thanks Karl. As I pray for God’s guidance in my daily life, I strive to keep Paul’s advice at the front of my thoughts as I discern the direction I want my life to take. Again, simple advice but a noble challenge.

Philippians 4:8 - Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9 Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.

May the God of peace bless you, and Happy Thanksgiving.

Terry Luce

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