Striving to be faithful in an unfaithful world
as I have often told you
and now tell you even in tears,
as enemies of the cross of Christ.
"Their end is destruction.
"Their God is their stomach;
their glory is in their 'shame.'
"Their minds are occupied
with earthly things.
"But our citizenship is in heaven,
and from it
we also await a savior,
the Lord Jesus Christ.
"He will change our lowly body
to conform with His glorified body
by the power that enables Him also
to bring all things into subjection
"Therefore, my brothers and sisters,
whom I love and long for,
my joy and crown,
in this way stand firm in the Lord."
(from today's Epistle - Phillipians 3:17—4:1)
(Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, be merciful to me - a sinner.)