It took a year to read the Bible, then almost 9 months to read the Apocrypha. Now, I'm going to try to offer reflections on the Narrative Lectionary. But, I won't be posting daily--at least, for a while.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Enter the gates, Reflection on Psalm 100

Today is the last Sunday in the Christian year. Next week will be the first Sunday in Advent. Christians have named this day, Christ the King Sunday (or in an attempt to be less sexist, Reign of Christ Sunday).

Psalm 100 is chosen as a response to the Ezekiel reading, both using the imagery of shepherd and sheep.

Psalm 100 begins by commanding us to worship the Lord, appropriate to a day when we celebrate the reign of Christ.

"Enter his gates," that is, step away from the world that has been profaned, and step into a place of worship, a place in which we can experience the presence of the Lord.

Christians can on this Sunday obey these commands. We can step away from the ills of last year and begin our new year recognizing the steadfast love and faithfulness of our Lord.

Lectio Divina: Psalm 100

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