Me: What is today about?
Prodigal: It is about the Lord.
Me: May we live like it today.
This is from the book Overcoming Spiritual Blindness by James P. Gills, M.D.
The apostle summons us to walk worthy of our calling. According to Paul, we do this by a gentle, longsuffering, forbearing, loving spirit toward on another. (Ephesians 4: 1-3). When we live close to the Son of God, we will know how to forgive others and understand their faults without becoming cynical, like the older brother in the story of the prodigal son.
It is spiritual blindness to have no view or interest in these great realities. Spiritual blindness will leave us to wander, hurting others and ourselves. How blessed, instead, to have spiritual sight through God’s Spirit working within us, quickening us, filling us, and focusing us on the glory of Christ. This is the refreshment for our soul as it is drawn into the ecstasy of communion with heaven’s King and the Friend of sinners.
For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.
Jennifer Van Allen