All who are led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons and daughters. 15 You didn’t receive a spirit of slavery to lead you back again into fear, but you received a Spirit that shows you are adopted as his children. With this Spirit, we cry, “ Abba, Father. ” 16 The same Spirit agrees with our spirit, that we are God’s children. 17 But if we are children, we are also heirs. We are God’s heirs and fellow heirs with Christ, if we really suffer with him so that we can also be glorified with him.
In these meditations for the church year, Chris Glaser continues his tradition of writing meaningful Christian meditations for gays, lesbians, and their families and friends. He begins where the Christian story and calendar begin--with Advent and Christmas, writing about Jesus' spiritual ancestors. For Epiphany, in addition to Christian understandings of the season, Glaser explores Epiphany as unexpected revelation and as manifestations of divinity. In the Lenten meditations, he writes on reformation and the necessity of reforming oneself as one reforms the church. This collection is sure to be an important seasonal resource for many years.