Narrative Lectionary Key Verse for Today
NL Daily Devotion for Friday, May 31, 2019
by R. Fergus Moir, Clergy Stuff
As an American, I live in a culture entirely focused on “the things of the flesh.” Despite our nation’s wealth and abundance, we’re taught to believe there is never enough for us. Bigger, better, faster, more more more is the order of the day. Growing up steeped in this, it is an act of deliberate effort to pull my mind away from these things and focus them on the “things of the Spirit.”
And what are these things? They are too numerous to count, but we can start by remembering the list in Galatians: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. These are the beautiful fruits we yield in our lives and our communities when we turn our hearts and minds to the Spirit.
Holy Spirit, call me back to you again and again, and show me the truth of my misdirected attention. Amen.