The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you Peace. (Numbers 6: 24-26)

Friday, August 9, 2013

Random Bible Verse(s) of the Day

"Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.  For it is a sham even to speak of the things that they do in secret; but when anything is exposed by the light it becomes visible, for anything that becomes visible is light.  Therefore it is said, 'Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give you light.'"  Ephesians 5: 11-14

Notes from my Bible:

5: 14 - awake O sleeper:  Possibly an excerpt from an ancient baptismal hymn.  it resonates with the surrounding themes of light, symbolic of purity and truth, and darkness, symbolic f sin and ignorance (5: 7-13).  The summons to 'arise from the dead' is a call to break away from the sinful world and live as children of light (5: 7-8; 2 Cor 6: 14).

Fr. Michael+

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