March 12

Read: Luke 4:1-13

“Do you want to be a bully?” The devil tests Jesus. “How will you use your power?”

The Spring 19 Washington State Magazine (Go, Cougs!) showcases JJ Harrison. A celebrated rodeo clown, JJ takes his ‘Don’t be a Bull-y! Be a Champion!’ campaign to school assemblies around the country. Known for his humor, he lightheartedly and seriously helps young people discern the difference between teasing and bullying.

“With teasing, there’s a balance of power. When it comes to bullying, there is not balance; only one person holds the power.”

Gracious One, help us to not be afraid to discern our own power. Show us how to share it gladly, graciously and wisely in the world around us for the good of all. Amen.

-Vicki Wesen