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All Saints' Episcopal Church, Lakeland, Florida.

Tender, Humble Love for One Another

Philippians 4:1--“Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends!”

When we think of the Apostle Paul, we may think only of his forceful, brilliant, intricate pronouncements. But I think it is important that we first think of his tender, humble love for God—and for God’s people. We don’t want to forget these words of his: “…my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for…” (Philippians 4:1). We need to make it a priority to cultivate this kind of tender, humble love among us, for one another. If we don’t, we could be very successful, very efficient in worship planning or Christian education, but have failed on the main thing. In Revelation 2, Jesus said this to the impressive church of Ephesus, “Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first.” May our lives be marked by a tender, humble love where we often say to one another, “My brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for.”

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Scripture Readings for Sunday, August 20

First Lesson Genesis 45:1-15
Psalm Psalm 133
Second Lesson Romans 11:1-2, Romans 11:29-32
The Holy Gospel Matthew 15:21-28

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