Read: Philippians 1:3-11
Lent always begins with the reading of Jesus being tempted in the desert. He is able to resist and choose God’s way. Sometimes we are not as strong, choosing paths which are not healthy or of God. It is not easy. But God gives the gift of community to teach us, accompany us, and encourage us. In the beginning of Paul’s Letter to the Philippians, Apostle Paul reflects his love for Christian community.
Ponder: What does it mean for you to live among God’s faithful people?
Gracious God, we thank you for the gift of the church. We are especially grateful for those who have taught us what it means to be Christian, those who have modeled love, kindness, and mercy. Bless our church and guide us to be a model of faithful living. In the name of Christ, we pray. Amen