Contentment

 
For I have learned how to be content in any circumstance. I know the experience of being in need and of having more than enough; I have learned the secret to being content in any and every circumstance, whether full or hungry or whether having plenty or being poor. I can endure all these things through the power of the one who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:11-13)
 
Paul wrote this in prison surrounded by armed guards. The only food he ate came from family and friends. Outside his cell was a world of 99% poverty. Family homes were stacked together in close quarters and infectious diseases were the norm. There were no masks, hygiene practices, or enough space to keep each other safe.
 
If Paul can be content under these circumstances, can we not do the same?
 
Let the masks you wear and the space you give one another be a sign of your love for one another.
 

And while you are safely protected in your homes, may you learn the gift of contentment.


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