All Saints' Episcopal Church

Constrained by the conviction!

Today we see Jesus as an earnest man who wants to do what he was sent to do. He knows his duty and nothing is going to keep him away from fulfilling it. This requires a conviction deeper than an awareness of who he is. Conviction of being called to do good is required to do real good. Conviction of being kind is required to be truly kind. Every spiritual quality comes from this deep conviction that binds your conscience. In the book of Job we will read how he feels constrained by the Word of truth in his heart and how that directs his path. Prophet Jeremiah says, “My anguish, my anguish! I writhe in pain! Oh, the walls of my heart! My heart is beating wildly; I cannot keep silent; for I hear the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war.” Jeremiah 4:19. Our hearts cannot be silent and our actions cannot be nil when we are constrained by the conviction of a call to do good and be just. Do justice, show mercy and walk humbly as Prophet Micah says.

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Constrained by the conviction!
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