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Day Thirty Four: Subversive

Psalm 110 Proverbs 22:1-9 Luke 6:27-31 Most of us have, at some time in our lives, heard – sometimes incessantly – the phrase: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” It’s the golden rule of human interaction; and a definite go-to phrase in most mothers’ “raising […]

Day Thirty Three: In Spite Of

Psalm 110 Proverbs 3:1-12 James 4:11-17 I’ve been thinking a lot this week about how often God’s power, God’s presence, God’s purpose, is made manifest in spite of, rather than because of, me …. I know, as Christians, we are called to be light to the world as we walk […]

Day Thirty Two: Within-Without

Psalm 110 Proverbs 1:20-33 James 4:1-10 Over countless meals with family, friends and/or acquaintances, talk turns – every time – to the terrible state that the world is in … … the dishonesty, bigotry, and greed of many of her leaders; and the corruptive power of power … … the […]

Day Seven: Under Whose Authority?

Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 Ezekiel 36:24-28; Mark 11:27-33 The Gospel reading for this day confronts us with a question that Jesus actually refused to answer, “By what authority are you doing these things? … And who gave you the authority to do this?” Mark 11:28. The question comes after two significant […]