Day 17
Saturday, September 17, 2022

Since we live by the spirit, let us keep in step with the spirit.  — Galatians 5:25

The family of God shares an intimate reality, a spiritual bond that binds [us] in such a way that [we] are in perfect harmony and that [we] are one in likeness. If [we] live in this love, [we] will be formed in the likeness of Christ (Galatians 4:19). In loving each other [we] undergo ‘a moral transformation in which [we] become more and more like Christ.’ — Pieter G. R. de Villiers, The Bible and Spirituality: Exploratory Essays in Reading Scripture Spiritually

Welcome us into your family, O God, an intimate community of spiritual bond. Form us together, as we seek to love more deeply in this unfolding and sometimes unraveling world. Amen.  —The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster