Reflection: The Rev. Paul Canaday, Rector Christ Church, New Bern, NC What do we focus on? That which gets our attention shapes us. Paul is suggesting here that putting our attention on worldly things will not give us joy or hope. Giving our attention to God provides "life and peace." The challenge then is to keep our eyes and heart on the Spirit and not on all the distractions of the world.
Reflection: The Rev. Ollie Rencher Rector, Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Memphis, TN Board of Directors, The Gathering of Leaders The baptismal call to navigate this world and other human beings, our companion images of God, in the love, light, and hope of Jesus is no small charge. This daily invitation presents countless opportunities and lifechanging choices to move deeper into the way of Jesus and to make him known. Whenever we bless, rejoice, weep, serve, and seek both equity and peace with another, we faithfully are practicing Christian goodness. In all things and with God’s help, let us choose goodness in the name of Jesus.