Saturday, March 21: Building Up One Another

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11

“Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up.” Romans 15:2

Through the filter of social distancing and self-isolation, we give thanks for the creative ways people continue to be community and do good things! Consider the 5 year old in Valencia, CA who was celebrating his 5th birthday today in isolation…when all of his neighbors and friends created a car caravan: balloons, honking horns, people leaning out of car windows wishing “Happy Birthday;” a parade of well wishers driving by his house.  A celebration!  May we continue to build one another up during these times, remembering to embrace the milestones with joy, even during stressful times. Thank you Jesus, for giving us joy!

“I have told you these things so that My joy and delight may be in you, and that your joy may be made full and complete and overflowing.” John 15:11

A common practice for reflecting on Scripture: 

Lectio Divina (Latin for “Divine Reading”) is a traditional monastic practice of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer intended to promote communion with God and to increase the knowledge of God’s word. It does not treat scripture as texts to be studied, but as the living word.
Traditionally, Lectio Divina has four separate steps: read; meditate; pray; contemplate. First a passage of scripture is read, then its meaning is reflected upon. This is followed by prayer and contemplation on the Word of God.

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Date(s) - Mar 21, 2020
6:00 AM - 12:00 PM