First Steps – July 15, 2019

During these Dog Days of summer as the sun beats down on us all, the words of François de Fénelon come to mind:

“There is a spiritual sun that illumines the soul with an even greater intensity than the physical sun illumines a body on earth.  This spiritual sun casts no shadows and never leaves half of the earth in darkness.  It is as bright at night as it is in the day.  It exists within us.  No one can block any of its light.  There is no place we can go to escape it.  It never sets.  The only clouds that can obscure it are our emotions.  It is a glorious day.  It shines on a primitive person in a dark cave.  Even a blind person can walk its light.”

This summer, when the heat from the sun becomes too much, think of the light from the Son.  Bask in His light.



This week’s reading:

  • Monday –  Rev. 1, Rev. 2, Rev. 3, Rev. 4
  • Tuesday – Rev. 5, Rev. 6, Rev. 7, Rev. 8, Rev. 9
  • Wednesday – Rev. 10, Rev. 11, Rev. 12, Rev. 13, Rev. 14
  • Thursday – Rev. 15, Rev. 16, Rev. 17, Rev. 18
  • Friday –  Rev. 19, Rev. 20, Rev. 21, Rev. 22

Please Pray for:

  • The St. Paul Church family.
  • Those who are unwillingly absent.
  • Those who are grieving and depressed.
  • Ongoing Building Renovations, Modifications.
  • The United Methodist Church.
  • Our nation and our leaders.