Reflections taken from Daily Mass Readings of the Catholic Church, New Zealand. The approach taken is that of Scripture Journaling or lectio divina (“Divine Reading”).
The Stumbling Follower has had no theological training and so his musings are just as the title suggests - Ramblings.
He hopes his love for the Lord Jesus will encourage and edify.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Sow Integrity, Reap Kindness
Sow integrity for yourselves, reap a harvest of kindness, break up your fallow ground: it is time to go seeking the Lord...
Hosea is calling the people of Israel back from their idolatry and preoccupation with wealth. The antidote to these distractions? Integrity and kindness.
Preoccupation with acquiring wealth. Hmm... some things never change in human nature. But, if the sin hasn't changed then neither has the antidote.
From the dictionary: Integrity n. adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty. Kind a. of a good or benevolent nature.
Today I embrace honesty and goodness of nature as my hallmarks. Simple words that lead to a radical lifestyle.
Lord Jesus, You are the ultimate example of integrity and kindness. Send me Your Spirit today to help me embrace these virtues.
Little Flower who embodied integrity and kindness, please pray for me.