Thus says the LORD:
This is what I commanded my people:
Listen to my voice;
then I will be your God and you shall be my people.
Walk in all the ways that I command you,
so that you may prosper.
Breath Prayer: On inhale – journey, on exhale – home.
Today I am having difficulty finding stillness. My brain is going every which way. Papers to write, thoughts to process, chores to do, and through it all…all I want to do is take a nap. A nap for days. But we are not asked to avoid our issues with naps (or substitute whatever avoidance technique you might use). We are asked to keep on walking.
As is true many times, a song sprang to my mind that I particularly connect with. It is a choir song, “Journey Home.” My daughters choir, SCC, has
Jesus said to his disciples:
"Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets.
I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.
Amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away,
not the smallest letter or the smallest part of a letter
will pass from the law,
until all things have taken place.
Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments
and teaches others to do so
will be called least in the Kingdom of heaven.
But whoever obeys and teaches these commandments
will be called greatest in the Kingdom of heaven."
Centering prayer today with brief lectio. Three things come to mind…
Jesus teaches that we are to fulfill the law and the prophets. That again is Torah and speaking truth to power. And as Karen s
I am because we are.Lenten Reflection
A collection of the lectio and reading done today
Your ways, O LORD, make known to me;
teach me your paths,
Guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my savior.
Remember that your compassion, O LORD,
and your kindness are from of old.
In your kindness remember me,
because of your goodness, O LORD.
Good and upright is the LORD;
thus he shows sinners the way.
He guides the humble to justice,
he teaches the humble his way.
“Always begin again.”
“Come, come, whoever you are.
Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving.
It doesn’t matter.
Ours is not a caravan of despair.
Come, even if you have broken your vow
a hundred times.
Come, yet again, come, come.”
“One key to differentiate life-giving humility from nega