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What would happen if we were really honest with ourselves?

What might we decide to change or transform?

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But the free gift of Christ isn’t like Adam’s failure. If many people died through what one person did wrong, God’s grace is multiplied even more for many people with the gift—of the one person Jesus Christ—that comes through grace.

Romans 5:15

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I have watched many people become trapped in the various snares that inner-city life sets for them: addiction, poverty, prostitution, ignorance, self-hate, and more. Often families pass these problems along generation to generation. It seems there is no way out. But then, a few young people discover the strength and support to rise above what is around them and create a new path of hope and promise. Their example then inspires others to do the same.

This is what the apostle Paul is saying… even though we look around and feel trapped by the messy, hateful, broken selfishness of the world, God has made a way out. Jesus has shown us not only that it is possible, but he has done it! He has demonstrated the power of God’s love to overcome evil and replace it with good. And now he invites you and me to follow that example.

Rob Mueller

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O God, whenever I feel trapped or despairing about the state of the world or the state of my life, remind me that Jesus has opened up a new path, a path I can choose that will lead me out of this despair and desperation. A path to life. Amen.

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Jesus said, “The truth shall set you free!” Live out of the truth about yourself this day.

You are an amazing and good creation of God, who sometimes fails to live up to God’s trust in you.

Rob Mueller

Rev. Rob Mueller has been the minister at Divine Redeemer Presbyterian Church since 1994. He has worked in the inner-city Hispanic/Latino community on the west-side of San Antonio, TX for over 30 years. His passions are community ministry, motorcycles, gardening, and watching people wake up to the God who dwells within them.

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