Sunday, July 25, 2021

Instructions for the journey

After Ephesians 4:17-32

They’re straightforward,

these instructions for

the journey underway:


Speak truth to your neighbor,

because you then speak

truth to yourself.


Be angry but don’t sin;

don’t let the sun set

on your anger.


Don’t let the thief

keep stealing; let him work

so he can share.


Stifle those corrupt words;

instead, build up and

encourage (imparting grace).


Don’t grieve the Spirit,

who sealed you (yes, you)

for redemption.


Put away: bitterness,

wrath, anger, clamor,

slender, malice.


Instead: be kind,

of tender heart, and 

forgive as you were



Photograph by Joel Drzycimski via Unsplash. Used with permission.

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