Thursday, June 30, 2011 – Proper 9 & Ordinary 14, Year A
Romans 7:15, 19, 22-23 – I do not understand my own actions.. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I do. For I delight in the law of God in my inmost self, but I see in my members another law at war with the law of my mind, making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members.
Remember cartoons where the character has a choice to make and a devil and angel appear on each shoulder? Our lives and our choices are like that sometimes aren’t they? This scripture reminds us that such is the case for all of us – even Apostle Paul.
Prayer: Patient God, living our lives involves so many choices. For all those times we made and will make the wrong choice, we thank you for your steadfast love for us. AMEN.