Daily Reflections

Seeds of Flesh

by Beth A Richardson on July 1, 2016 · 0 comments

Ernte in der Provence

Friday, July 1. Read Galatians 6:1-16. When you think of sowing the things of the flesh, what actions or attitudes come to mind? How do you sow the spirit?

Share your perspective.

Words from the Word:  If you sow to your own flesh, you will reap corruption from the flesh; but if you sow to the Spirit, you will reap eternal life from the Spirit.
– Galatians 6:8, NRSV

Lectionary Texts:

Audio Lectio: Pray the scripture with us:Pray the scripture with us: Luke 10:3-11. “Do this and you will live.”

Spiritual Tools: This week’s spiritual tool is “Seven Days Toward Simplicity” by Lynne M. Baab.

Art Credit: Gogh, Vincent van, Harvest in Provence, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. Original source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ernte_in_der_Prov%C3%A9nce.jpeg


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