Saturday, February 7, 2015


Today we bring to an end our reading of the Letter to the Hebrews. The letter actually had two endings. The end at 13:21 and the end at 13:25. The last part is a kind of post script (P.S.)

The final blessing at 21

May he make you perfect (complete) in every good work,
to do his will,
working in you that which is pleasing in his sight
through Jesus Christ,
to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

In one sense being a good Christian is hard. It is not simply about professing faith, but translating that faith into the panti
ergo agatho
"every good work (deed)."

But then we are reminded that it is easier than we think if we remember that we are not the worker, we are the instrument. It is God the Father, working in us, through the Son, Jesus Christ.

Christian living is waking up each morning with one intention for the day to allow God to work in us through Jesus Christ. If I am constantly about handing myself over, conforming my will to God's, then everything I say and do will be the good thing. And in those moments when we realize that we just disconnected our will from his, stop and take a moment to reconnect.

Do it one day at a time, one hour at a time, one minute at a time, if you have to, but just do! Or perhaps it's better to say, let God do it in you.