Ready to live above the world?
Today’s reading: John 16-18.
For me, there may be no truth so difficult to hold onto as the truth that I am not of this world. All I have ever known, physically, is in this world. The people I love most are the ones I have known in this world. The times I have enjoyed most have been spent in this world. Yet Jesus declares, and I believe it to be true, that I am not of this world.
I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.
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