Day 229, Morning
Today’s morning meditation is available below in audio and script formats. The audio version is also available for free download on the player.
If someone takes your coat, give him your cloak as well; if he makes you go a mile with him, go with him two.
—Matthew 5 (NT)
If you really want to land a blow at a compulsion, defy it. Do just the opposite of what it says. It is a daring approach which appeals to everyone with a sense of adventure. If somebody has been unkind to you, go out of your way to be kind to him. It can require a lot of endurance simply to be patient with such a person, but we’re talking about more than endurance now; we’re talking about daring.
Try it: there is an exhilaration in it, and a special delight in seeing the other person rub his eyes in disbelief, “I was just rude to him, and now he’s being thoughtful. What’s wrong with him?” (WLB)
As your day begins, spend a few moments in silence and stillness.
God my provider, loosen my grip on all that I compulsively cling to. In faith, I bind my will to yours, trusting that you see the bigger picture. Amen. (CiB)
(BC) The Belgic Confession
(CAC) The Center For Action & Contemplation
(CD) The Canons of Dort
(CIB) Church In Bethesda Prayers
(DZ) Donna Z.
(HC) The Heidelberg Catechism
(MAO) Michael A. O’Sullivan
(NT) The New Testament
(OT) The Old Testament
(RP) Ryan Phipps
(TAO) The Tao Te Ching
(WC) The Westminster Confession
(WLB) Words To Live By
(WLC) The Westminster Larger Catechism
(WSC) The Westminster Shorter Catechism