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Weekly Devotionals

The Wheel of Blessing

Communion is upon us! After almost a month of renewing, refocusing, and reorganizing our Jubilee community towards a more accurate and intended way of life in Christ, there is a flood of reactions that are taking place within us. Regardless of your reception of this movement, let me share a solid illustration of the importance of our movement being united.

6th Century Monk Dortheus of Gaza, Egypt made a brilliant connection between our desire to be close to God and the inevitable and necessary closeness we share with each other.

Dortheus challenges:

“Imagine that the world is a circle, that God is the center, and that the radii are the different ways human beings live. When those who wish to come closer to God walk towards the center of the circle, they come closer to one another at the same time as to God. The closer they come to God, the closer they come to one another. And the closer they come to one another, the closer they come to God.” (Instructions VI.)

Truly, as the body of Christ, we must be unified in this effort! 1 Corinthians 12:12 states, “Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.”

And continuing with this circle analogy, we see in it something like a spoked wheel. In fact, these types of wheel are designed to bend, flex and handle impacts to a certain degree, letting you tackle rough terrains more easily.

So as we work together as “one” in our movement into true communion moving forward, may we embrace one another in Christ and experience the strength of our unity to handle absolutely any challenge.