Another beautiful Friday.  Hope your day is blessed.
Several men are in the locker room of a golf club. A cell phone on a bench rings and a man engages the hands-free speaker-function and begins to talk as he puts on his golf shoes. Everyone else in the room stops to listen. Man: “Hello?” Woman: “Honey, it’s me. Are you at the club?” Man: “Yes.” Woman: “I’m at the shops now and found this beautiful leather coat. It’s only $500. Is it okay if I buy it?” Man: “Sure, go ahead if you like it that much.” Woman: “Oh, thanks so very much. I also stopped by the Mercedes dealership this morning and saw the new models. There was one I really, really liked.” Man: “How much?” Woman: “$80,000.” Man: “Okay, but for that price, I want it with all the optional extras.” Woman: “Great! Oh, and one more thing. The house we wanted last year is back on the market. They’re asking $1,500,000.” Man: “Well then, go ahead and make them an offer, no more than $1,250,000.” Woman: “Okay. I’ll see you later! I love you!” Man: “Bye, I love you, too.” The man hangs up. The other men in the locker room are looking at him in absolute astonishment.  Then he smiles and asks, “Anyone know whose cell phone this is?”

Scripture Reading: Ephesians 4:15-16
“But speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and knitted together by every ligament with which it is equipped, as each part is working properly, promotes the body’s growth in building itself up in love.”

Reflection Questions:
How are you strengthening your faith?
How has God equipped you for building up others?
When were you last astonished and what was the situation?

Prayer: Holy God, I am grateful for this day and I thank you for inviting me to experience your love. Let me strengthen my connection with others and be the kind of person who shares your love. Amen