Tuesday, February 16, 2010
In reading The Hole in Our Gospel this week I was captivated by the stretches of text Mr. Stearns quoted from Dr. Martin Luther King's famed Letter from Birmingham Jail. Sheepishly I confess that I had not ever read the entire text. I did so today and wanted to share the link with you if you also felt so inclined. It is long. I found it important to print it, find a quiet place, and let God speak though this Christian brother.
I also read this today and got a little teary, appreciating this group and what each of you are teaching me about my relationship with Christ, his body and the world:
"I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge- that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurable more than we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen." Ephesians 3:16-21