Tuesday December 11th, Romans 15: 4 Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. And the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled. 5 May God, who gives this patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other, as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus. As we wait for the coming of the Christ Child, we are called to live in complete harmony with each other. We are also called to live in patience. Sometimes we perhaps live in a bit too much patience. Perhaps if we were a bit more impatient with those who would disturb that harmony we would be better off. Perhaps if we were to say no loudly and firmly to the plans to disrupt that harmony in the world, perhaps if we were to stand up for God’s plan for peace and justice in this world, perhaps, we could all live in harmony. And the powers that would have us do otherwise would not only be in the minority, as they are now, but would not be running countries, commanding armies and commandeering budgets. Perhaps a bit less patience is in order.


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