Homeward Bound

When you let love lead you…even in adversity you are free.

(Listen to my song “Take the Road Less Traveled” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

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2 Timothy 4:16-17

At my first defense no one appeared on my behalf, but everyone deserted me. May it not be held against them! But the Lord stood by me and gave me strength, so that through me the proclamation might be completed and all the Gentiles might hear it.

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Sometimes…life is hard.

There are times when you are called to do the right thing…to follow your conscience…even when you know it won’t be popular.

The world may turn its back on you…or even attack you.

Your family and friends may not support you.

But…each of us is called to follow our conscience…our inner voice…after careful discernment and consideration.

Jesus said that his followers could expect persecution.

When you are promoting what Jesus stood for…love of neighbor, love of enemy, forgiveness, solidarity with the poor and those unjustly treated…you will face adversity.

St. Paul said that “everyone” deserted him.

But did you catch what he said next? “May it not be held against them!”

Be a channel of Christ’s message and mission.

Nothing else is more important in this one, precious life.

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Listen to the song of the day “Take the Road Less Traveled” on the Live to Love album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on Amazon Music by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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