The Message (MSG)
40-42 “We are intimately linked in this harvest work.
Anyone who accepts what you do, accepts me, the One who sent you.
Anyone who accepts what I do accepts my Father, who sent me.
Accepting a messenger of God is as good as being God’s messenger.
Accepting someone’s help is as good as giving someone help.
This is a large work I’ve called you into, but don’t be overwhelmed by it.
It’s best to start small.
Give a cool cup of water to someone who is thirsty, for instance.
The smallest act of giving or receiving makes you a true apprentice.
You won’t lose out on a thing.”
We are linked.
Giving and receiving.
They are part of the same.
We must give.
We must receive.
One is not better. One is not more noble.
We are all the same.
We all need both.
We are all linked by this need.
By the ability to give and to receive.
I choose my Sunday’s Confessions based on the weeks readings from the Revised Common Lectionary as adapted for use in Episcopal worship.
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