A Sword Swung With Love

Notes From the Vicarage

This came to mind as I listened to our church’e discussion/sermon from yesterday.

Creativity must become more than a shield we hide behind when things get tough, more than an escape or a place to hide. Creativity must become a sword by which we slay all the hatreds, petty and awesome, in our hearts first and then the world. Our creativity, then, must be a sword swung with love.-J. Lillie

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Mid Afternoon Meditation 6-1-20


33 Teach me, Lord, the way of your decrees,
    that I may follow it to the end.[b]
34 Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law
    and obey it with all my heart.
35 Direct me in the path of your commands,
    for there I find delight.
36 Turn my heart toward your statutes
    and not toward selfish gain.
37 Turn my eyes away from worthless things;
    preserve my life according to your word.[c]
38 Fulfill your promise to your servant,
    so that you may be feared.
39 Take away the disgrace I dread,
    for your laws are good.
40 How I long for your precepts!
    In your righteousness preserve my life. Psalm 119:33-40

How does understanding make you a better person?