As we begin this season of penitent preparation for the coming of our Lord, the lectionary bring St Paul’s salutation tot he Corinthian church to our attention. In so doing, we are admonished with ways by which we can wait with strength for the promises of God.
“I got my mind on my money and my money on my mind,” Snoop Dogg once rapped. Jesus continues exhorting us about our finances, encouraging us to use what we have to help the less fortunate in his famous parable about Lazarus and the Rich Man.
Sadly for some, Mother’s Day does not dictate the lectionary. Yet as we wrap up our journey through Easter, we also wrap up our journey through the Revelation (note the omitted verses included, giving us the full context). In contemplating the hope of a perfect eternity, may we find ourselves not only encouraged, but ready to meet our loving Savior face to face in the company of his beloved people.