Day 1: Ezekiel 34:1-16
Day 2: Ezekiel 34:17-24
Day 3: Ezekiel 34:25-31
Day 4: Ephesians 1:1-10
Day 5: Ephesians 1:11-14
Day 6: Ephesians 1:15-23
Day 7: Matthew 25:31-46
I know we are in Advent, but I want to encourage all of you to take some time and watch your favorite version of A Christmas Carol or you could read the story if that’s your preference. Personally, I prefer The Muppet Christmas Carol. Why are we talking about Christmas in Advent? Becasue I think that the overall theme of the Dicken’s classic does not only apply to Christmas.
What would your ghost of Christ the King Sunday Future show you? If like Scrooge you fear the ghost, what changes can you make to how you show love for your neighbor? Luther said, “God doesn’t need your good works, your neighbor does.” What sets Lutherans apart from so many Christians is that we don’t try to earn our salvation. We know that justification is a gift from God. But that doesn’t mean we should neglect our neigbors. What ways can you show love to your neighbor during this season? If you fear your ghosts of Christ the King Sunday Present and Future what can you do to change that fear to welcome?
O King of all nations and keystone of the Church:
come and save man, whom you formed from the dust!