Below is the first reading for today and as I read this and the daily reflection this morning, it reflected on the sin brought into the world by Adam’s disobedience and the grace given to us by Christ’s selfless act. It drew the comparison to the sun and the clouds. Showing that Jesus is like the sunshine, shining down upon us, always. Sin is like the clouds that keep us from enjoying all that the sunlight can bring us.
It got me thinking, what can I do in my life today to chase those clouds away, just for today? Maybe they move a bit, just enough to see a glimmer of sunshine. That lonesome ray shining through. Yet it could be that one ray of sunshine that gets me through today and, ulitmately, brings me closer to God in some way.
I am going to do my best to smile and greet everyone that I meet today. At work, or anywhere else that I am on this day. Maybe a smile is all someone needs?
What is one thing that you will do today to chase the clouds away?
Brothers and sisters: Through one man sin entered the world, and through sin, death, and thus death came to all men, inasmuch as all sinned.
If by that one person’s transgression the many died, how much more did the grace of God
and the gracious gift of the one man Jesus Christ overflow for the many. For if, by the transgression of the one, death came to reign through that one, how much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the gift of justification come to reign in life through the one Jesus Christ. In conclusion, just as through one transgression condemnation came upon all, so, through one righteous act acquittal and life came to all.
For just as through the disobedience of one man the many were made sinners, so, through the obedience of the one the many will be made righteous. Where sin increased, grace overflowed all the more, so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through justification for eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 5:12, 15b, 17-19, 20b-21