Scripture: Matthew 10:34-39 (The Message)
“Don’t think I’ve come to make life cozy. I’ve come to cut—make a sharp knife-cut between son and father, daughter and mother, bride and mother-in-law—cut through these cozy domestic arrangements and free you for God. Well-meaning family members can be your worst enemies. If you prefer father or mother over me, you don’t deserve me. If you prefer son or daughter over me, you don’t deserve me.
“If you don’t go all the way with me, through thick and thin, you don’t deserve me. If your first concern is to look after yourself, you’ll never find yourself. But if you forget about yourself and look to me, you’ll find both yourself and me.
Come On My Soul/Waking Up
These Hard Times
Closer To Love
Here And Now
God, help us to be uncomfortable in the midst of our doubts and fears. Show us what it means to take risks in being contagious with your love for others, and how to live outside of our comfort zones. Amen.