The Rev. Joseph WinstonSeptember 20, 2009
Grace and peace are gifts for you from God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
About this time of the year, students slowly settle back into the routine knownas school. They now know by heart how many minutes of precious sleep they canslip in before waking up for their ﬁrst class. After spending days wandering downthe hall with their books in one hand and their schedule in the other, most studentsactually ﬁnd the next class without getting lost. In the hall and in the classroom,old friendships resume without missing a beat. Other allegiances shift dramati-cally and new relationships quickly form. Once again, the daily grind includeshours of homework. Classes prepare for the ﬁrst tests of the year. Some studentsgrimace while other grin when they receive their papers back from the teacher.One hears a similar story outside of the classroom. It is football season in
Romans 1:7, 1 Corinthians 1:3, 2 Corinthians 1:2, Galatians 1:3, Ephesians 1:2, Philippians1:2, 2 Thessalonians 1:2, Philemon 1:3.