7th sunday after epiphany
As love has been shone on us from the Lord’s anointed, so we reflect that love to all, even to our enemies.
sermon lesson: genesis 45:3-8a,15
How quick we are to withhold love when we have been wronged, clinging to anger in a pathetic attempt to make the offender suffer from our displeasure. Praise be to God such treatment is not ours in Christ. Consider Joseph: sold by his brothers, imprisoned, forgotten. Yet he reflected the love of the Lord - revealing himself to his brothers, bringing them to repentance, and providing for their needs.
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