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Reflection – Lectionary: 505

“Then I saw something like a sea of glass mingled with fire. On the sea of glass were standing those who had won the victory over the beast and its image and the number that signified its name.” The topic of perseverance is extremely important in our walk with God because, often, our lives seem out of order, unorganized, and even chaotic. Bad and disappointing things happen, which may tempt us to believe that somehow the Lord has abandoned us, which is precisely why we constantly need to remember what marvels God has done and keeps on accomplishing. How do we translate this into our spiritual lives?

“By your perseverance, you will secure your lives.” Here are some examples:

  • Keep your promises, especially if it takes more effort than anticipated.
  • Never betray a friend’s trust.
  • Avoid gossip.
  • Remain true to your friends and spouse.
  • Return money that you have found without expecting a reward.
  • Always know that Jesus is present when making any choices, big or small.

These are just a few examples, and more will be revealed throughout the day. This is what the Lord would say: “Remain faithful until death, And I will give you the crown of life.”

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying ‘I will try again tomorrow.'” Mary Anne Radmacher

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