Daily Lectionary Readings for Year A
Stephen was the first martyr of the early Christians. He told of the wonders of God's work through time and the ways that Jesus manifested that love in his life, death, and resurrection. In spite of that witness, Stephen was killed by stoning with the coats of those who cast the stones placed at the feet of Saul, who would later become Paul after a blinding conversion. Who knows what will happen to us in our lifetime? We may have no challenges whatsoever. We may suffer. Let us live in faith so that no matter what happens we will know that we were true to God's love. Our church places inspirational photos and quotes on our Facebook page in the hopes that it will lift the spirits of those who see them. Can you find one that reminds you of God's love and share it with someone this week? Here is one from the Michigan Conference.