Learning To Be Content

Learning To Be Content

This is Rita Marquez’ sermon from Sunday, October 19, 2014. The scripture is Philippians 4:11-14. In our service we read from the New Revised Standard Version and from The Message, a modern interpretation by Eugene Peterson. We read both with the hope that our understanding will be enriched.

This is from The Message:
11Not that you ever quit praying and thinking about me. You just had no chance to show it. 12Actually, I don’t have a sense of needing anything personally. I’ve learned by now to be quite content whatever my circumstances. I’m just as happy with little as with much, with much as with little. I’ve found the recipe for being happy whether full or hungry, hands full or hands empty. 13Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am. 14I don’t mean that your help didn’t mean a lot to me—it did. It was a beautiful thing that you came alongside me in my troubles..

The New Revised Standard Version can be found here.