Interesting Gospel today:

Mathew 3:1-12

Possibly most applicable to our experiences recently:

7 “But when he (John the Baptist) saw a number of Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism he said to them, ‘Brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the coming retribution?
8 Produce fruit in keeping with repentance,”

Everyone can play a part in trying to warn those among us to turn away from the behaviors that cause harm to others. For our own sake we need to apply the reading to our own lives every day.

I hope and pray this is received in the way I intend. A spirit of encouragement to seek out what is right and true. A spirit of acknowledgment of our need for mercy and grace.

By parrish4mn

Phillip C Parrish