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Pause…
Take a couple of deep breaths.
Recall that you are in the presence of God.
You are loved and blessed.

Galatians 6:1
6 My friends, if anyone is detected in a transgression, you who have received the Spirit should restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness.

I see so much condemnation in the world.
Some are severely punished for small infractions,
While others appear to commit crime with impunity.
What would it be like to live in a world where when sin is confronted and challenged
In such a way that the sinner is restored with gentleness.
Many judge others on the basis of their actions
While wanting to be judged on the basis of their intentions.
Is that the best way?

Who can I reach out to?
Who can I help to restore?
Who can I be more like Jesus?

Talk to God in your own words.
Say something like
Thank you Jesus for loving me and forgiving me.
Thank you for sending your Spirit to guide me.
Help me gentle when I confront the mistakes of others.
Help me restore them and draw them closer to you.

Amen.



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