Saint Mark Daily Lenten Devotional – March 19, 2015

by Kelly Mathison

Scripture1 Corinthians 12:12-26

It feels as if the world is on fire with hate and injustice. It feels that the world is flooded by suppression and separation. How many people have to die due to close-minded beliefs that others hold higher than human life itself?

Where is an answer to combat this question? I found it within this scripture. “If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.”

That’s right; we are all in this place together, whether it’s Ferguson, Russia, Georgia or Nigeria. Red or blue state, transgender or straight, Christian or Muslim – the parts of our differences are what binds us all in a microcosm of one. Let us rejoice in this fact.

Prayer: Dear God, keep us focused on remembering we are all in this together and for all of us to rejoice in every part of that. Amen.

Saint Mark United Methodist Church


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