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.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Reflection on readings for March 29

Be pleased, O God, to deliver me.
O Lord, make haste to help me!
(Psalm 70)

Deuteronomy 11:11-12:32
Blessings and curses.

Luke 8:22-39
A man who needed help sought out Jesus. Jesus helped him. Wouldn't you think the reaction of the crowd would have been positive. Instead, they were afraid. So afraid, that they asked Jesus to leave.

But, the man who had been healed wanted to go with Jesus. Instead, Jesus told him to go home and tell people what had been done for him. He did.

Sometimes, people see what Jesus can do and get scared. Sometimes, they get grateful.

We the church as the body of Christ continue his healing ministry. An example in Memphis is the Church Health Center. Those of us who have seen the miracles that Jesus can do shouldn't react with fear; rather, we should rejoice that his work is still ongoing.

Psalm 70:1-5
Read the reflection from the Reverend Rob Marshall.

Proverbs 12:4

Prayer for Today: O Lord our God, again we ask you to help us to live the lives you intend for us. Amen.

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