The Rev. Nathan Jennings Meditation
|WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4 , 2013|
I love the saying: "you can be right or you can be in relationship."
Let God alone be right; let everybody else -- including, especially, myself -- be wrong. We then all have something in common: no one knows anything for sure, and we all need God.
The love of the law spoken of by the Psalmist is not the love of self-righteousness, but the love of God's righteousness alone. We share in it only by a gift, only in Christ.
All our up-coming feasts and festivals mean nothing if we celebrate ourselves in them. If we celebrate Christ, then we also join in.
How much I can be like those whom Jesus chastises: so concerned to keep up the appearance of being right that I fail to join the celebration of godly fellowship right in front of me.
Today, I choose to be wrong so that I can enter into relationship, into fellowship, with others and with God.
O God only righteous; clothe us in your Son that we may do your will, and walk in your ways, to the honor of your Name. Amen.
The Rev. Nathan Jennings, PhD