16 So then, from this point on we won’t recognize people by human standards. Even though we used to know Christ by human standards, that isn’t how we know him now. 17 So then, if anyone is in Christ, that person is part of the new creation. The old things have gone away, and look, new things have arrived! 2 Corinthians 16,17
In today’s reading , Paul speaks of how the “old things have gone away” – said another way, the perspective or view we had on life before, the worldly view, is gone and that “new things have arrived!” – The Good News of Christ and victory over sin and death. Through this sacrificial act, God is once again reconciled to all of us, we are no longer separated by the bonds of sin, those are broken once and for all. Our view must now be one of love, compassion, and understanding for our fellow man.
Let us pray, please – Loving and Giving God, indeed we were apart from you, living our worldly ways of greed and love of materials. But now, You have brought us to the better path of living, a road giving rather than taking, of showing compassion rather than anger, a road of embracing rather than criticizing. Help us Lord God, to be more Christ-like as each day passes. Teach us to put away the old once and for all, and wrap our minds and hearts around the new, the loving, the sharing way…………it is through our Savior Jesus we pray. Amen.
Yours in Christ , Rollie