S. O. A. P.
Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
2 John 1:12
I have much to write to you, but I do not want to use paper and ink. Instead, I hope to visit you and talk with you face to face, so that our joy may be complete.
St. John writes to an unnamed and unknown lady in this, his second letter. He tells her and her children that he has more to say, but he doesn’t want to write it; rather he wants to speak to all of them, “Face To Face.”
There has been much speculation as to who this lady and her children were in history. Since no one can truly identify them, it’s best to say they represent the billions of men and women throughout the ages who are Unnamed an Unknown who have “Faithfully Followed Jesus.” The great truth in this AM’s reading is that some things are best communicated in person rather than in text form. Certainly John could have found more parchment and ink, but he had information for this family and he didn’t want to chance a miscommunication. Whether it’s Good News or Bad News, Critical News in either direction needs to be communicated “Face To Face.” Stop. Don’t write it down this AM! Rather, relay the message “Face To Face.”
I ask You today for Faith and Courage to communicate personal matters to individuals “Face To Face.” I don’t have time to be misinterpreted. Amen
So true! Words are often misunderstood when there texted or emailed. I tell my staff, “If you can, look someone in the eye and convey your message rather than texting it”. Sometimes, written words can be misinterpreted…very easily.