Fellowship of Heretics Daily Devotional: September 27-Acceptance

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HOLY HERETIC DEVOTIONAL- Sept. 27, 2016-ACCEPTANCE

Compiled by Mercy Junction Justice and Peace Center Pastor Rev. Brian Merritt

With all lowliness and meekness. with suffering, forbearing one another in love. Ephesians 4:2

In our culture we too often associate endurance with the strong, the athletic, the young. Fortunately, the older I become the more I find this to be a fallacy. Endurance is much more than a physical ability to keep running, swimming or climbing. It is also mental and spiritual. Many of the people I most admire for their endurance are those who have lived for long periods of time with pain or poverty. This type of endurance is seen in a much more tragic light. Hero worship is not something that brings about salvation, it is the community moving forward to release the burdens of pain and suffering from those who have had to endure it for far too long.

Endurance of pain and suffering is understanding in humility one’s place in this world. Acceptance of that suffering by society is intolerable and stupid. Endurance that brings about forbearance and love brings about the hope that someday that suffering will be completely eradicated from our moral ecosystems.

Today’s Action: Time how long you can sit in complete silence before you become agitated. What was at the center of that agitation?

Today’s Sharing: We would love to hear how long your silence lasted and what were at the center of your agitations? Please comment on our Facebook page:https://m.facebook.com/HolyHereticZine

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