Monday, February 21, 2005 AD Accepted in the Beloved As much as I struggle with believing that God loves me, it makes the blessing all the sweeter when, as happened this morning, I'm flooded with the thought, with the belief that I am "accepted in the Beloved" while partaking of the Lord's Supper.
Unfortunately, a few hours later, I'm pretty down in the dumps again. But fortunately, Eric's sermon this morning was on "Communion and Community," and one of the points he made is that the sacrament isn't just for a few minutes on Sunday morning -- those moments of special communion with Jesus is to sustain us throughout the week, they are to have an ongoing sanctifying effect as we meditate on it. I am accepted in the Beloved tonight, as I'm tired and cranky and fed up with this stupid, tempermental laptop I've borrowed from my brother. I'll be accepted in the Beloved tomorrow as I attempt to get a lot of work done around here. I'll be accepted in the Beloved on Tuesday when I go back to work and struggle to care and be productive. I'll be accepted when I succeed, I'll be accepted when I fail, I'll be accepted when I obey, I'll be accepted when I sin...no more and no less than I was at the Table this morning. Because I will be in the Beloved...no more and no less than I was at the Table this morning. Because the Beloved is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 2/21/2005 12:59:00 AM
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