It is no accident that the words “disciple” and “discipline” come from the same root: Latin disciplina, meaning “teaching.” As disciples of the
Lord, we are taught through discipline. We need that discipline when we are tempted to compromise our ethics or ignore our conscience
and do something we shouldn’t or fail to do something we should. Hebrews reminds us today that God’s discipline is given out of love,
to keep our conscience strong and our feet on the narrow path. May we keep to the discipline of being a true disciple and resolve to learn
from our missteps
Isaiah 66:18–21 Outcasts will be gathered home by God as a precious offering in glory
Psalm 117 “Go out to all the world and tell the Good News.”
Hebrews 12:5–7, 11–13 Discipline strengthens what is weak.
Luke 13:22–30 The doorway into the kingdom is narrow.