Monday, March 16, 2009

Shaped by the Gospel

"We pray that our lives will be shaped by the Gospel"

This is part of our nightly prayer with the children. They all know it. They all pray it. This morning I woke up with this prayer on my lips.
Frankly, I have to ask, "What do I really mean when I pray this?"

The origin of the word gospel is Good News. Does my life speak of good news?
Am I open to being shaped? Do I allow the teaching of Jesus to penetrate my will?
Do I live and work in a manner that provokes the questions for which the Gospel is the answer?

1 comment: said...

Good stuff. Thanks for sharing the simple yet powerful prayer.

Andrew Conard