THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH: “We rise by lifting others. " Robert Ingersoll
The author of Psalm 15 wrote: “LORD, who may dwell in your sacred tent? Who may live on your holy mountain? The one whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart; whose tongue utters no slander, who does no wrong to a neighbor, and casts no slur on others; who despises a vile person but honors those who fear the LORD; who keeps an oath even when it hurts, and does not change their mind; who lends money to the poor without interest; who does not accept a bribe against the innocent Whoever does these things will never be shaken.” The psalmist poses the question, “Who may dwell with God?” It’s not necessarily looking to the future but how we dwell with God now. How do we walk in faith and in fellowship with God and with one another? I believe Psalm 15 encourages us to think about how we as individuals, families, and communities are invited to live in God’s presence with joy and integrity. We never know how a small act of kindness can draw someone closer to God.
Saint Paul in his letter to the Galatians writes, “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ.” (Gal 6:2). The season of Lent gives us a perfect opportunity to spend more time in prayer and to be generous in our acts of kindness toward others. Let’s be inspired this month to be the act of kindness and light of Christ that those around us need.