Sunday Reflection (February 14, 2021)

The Holy Spirit transforms our views, our attitudes, our words, and our deeds to those of a follower of Christ Jesus (2 Corinthians 4:3-6). The Holy Spirit creates us as vessels and instruments of God’s love and mercy in the world. We realize the burden someone else is carrying and share that burden as we were able. We realize someone’s failure as a deep wound, and not an occasion for tearing down or throwing stones. 
Christ is the standard for which God intends humanity ultimately to be, yet sin prevents us from living according to that standard of Christ (2 Corinthians 4:3-6). Thus, we are continually transformed to become the same image that Christ because “Out of Zion God shines forth in perfect beauty.” That is not, mean, ugly, vindictive, malicious, but beauty (Psalm 50:1-2). God shines forth through us in perfect beauty because the Holy Spirit transforms us unto the image of Christ. Each of us is a work of art and beauty in the eyes of God.