Our lesson from 1 Thessalonians this Gaudete Sunday gives us practical instruction in how to pass the time joyfully while we the coming of our Lord and King.
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.
This Sunday, the lectionary brings us warnings of God’s judgment, but also fill us with reason to hope in Psalm 90:1-12. If we commit to regularly reading Scripture, we’ll discover the timeless God who gives us proper perspective about life over the long haul.
God has proven character that makes our trust well-earned. So don’t stop praying! Persevere! That’s the gist of what Jesus is saying this week.
As we rejoice in who our Triune God is today, we looked at the broader context for the Gospel lesson in our lectionary readings for today. I pray as you read and reflect, you might find the God Jesus describes and the truth he preaches not merely interesting or enlightening, but heartening–preparing you to face any hardship life brings your way.