Week twenty-four: Unity and Maturity

Preparation

  • Recite or sing/chant Psalms 130 and 131 (I suggest you memorize these two Psalms)
  • Moment of Silence

 Presence (through the Scripture)

  • Psalm reading (select from below):
    • Morning: Psalm 22:22-31
    • Noon: Psalm 76
    • Vespers: Psalm 128
    • Night: Psalm 139:1-10
  • Moment of silence
  • Scripture readings:
    • Monday: 1 Corinthians 6:1-11
    • Tuesday: 1 Corinthians 10:1-11:1
    • Wednesday: 1 Corinthians 11:2-34
    • Thursday: 1 Corinthians 12:12-31
    • Friday: 1 Corinthians 12:31b-13:13
  • Moment of silence

 Prayers

  • Prayers of thanksgiving and petition
  • Journaling and silent reflection
  • Close with the “Lord’s Prayer”

 Practice

Maturity seems to be wrapped up in one word: love. The problems experienced in Corinth are resolved only by the practical application of 1 Corinthians 13. Look very closely at each descriptive element in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. How do these characteristics deal with people who treat you in selfish ways? How does developing these characteristics enable you to build up your community rather than tear it down?

Begin this week with “love is patient” and attempt to demonstrate this facet of love in your relationship with those in your community of faith.

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About Darryl Willis

Darryl has been working for non-profits for over 36 years. His current work takes him to Ukraine several times a year. He has fallen in love with the country and the people. Darryl writes poetry and his work has appeared in several online and print journals.
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