Paul tells the Thessalonian Christians that they, along with God, are witnesses to Paul’s “holy and righteous and blameless” conduct toward them. How we treat others reflects our relationship to God. Our means and ends must match,
our behavior commensurate with the gospel we share. Who have you witnessed being holy, righteous and blameless? What about the opposite?
As we draw near to Christ’s birth, we wish to reflect the One we profess to follow. We pray, God of grace and glory, to be holy and righteous and blameless in our conduct toward others. When we fail to meet this standard, forgive us and send your Spirit to help us to do better and be a closer likeness of your Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.