Today’s devotional comes from our friend Toni in Cincinnati. We requested she again provide a guest column and she was willing. Thanks Toni! Toni writes…
Many of us consider with gratitude a special teacher that we have had in
our lives. A teacher who had a profound impact on me was the Rev
Dr LP Jones. In preparation for this Lenten season, I found myself
returning to words that he had written in preparation for Ash Wednesday.
Though they do reflect the practice of ashes, they are useful and
helpful words for any time–not just during Lent.
LP said “We are dust. Our bodies are made of earthly elements and will
return to the earth. It is always the right time to make the best of the
time we have.”
So, I encourage you to think with gratitude of a teacher who impacted
you; and to honor their influence and the memory of LP, to “accept the
gift of life with gratitude and live it with courage.” (LP Jones).
Enjoy the day, filled with the Spirit!
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Lectionary Texts for Sunday, March 5, 2017: