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.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Reflections on the One-Year-Bible readings for December 7

The Lord has done great things for us, 
and we rejoiced.
(Psalm 126:3)

Hosea 6:1-9:17
They received great gifts and reacted with great disobedience. They deserve what is coming.

3 John 1:1-14
Dissension in the church over who should be welcomed. Sound timely?

Psalm 126:1-6
A remembrance that after sorrow came joy; a prayer  during sorrow that joy will come again.

Proverbs 29:12-14
If a ruler listens to falsehood,
all his officials will be wicked.
The poor and the oppressor have this in common:
the Lord gives light to the eyes of both.
If a king judges the poor with equity, 
his throne will be established forever.

Prayer for Today: O Lord, you have given us instructions on how to live. Help us now to pay attention to them. When we are welcomed into a community, help us to extend that welcome to your people even if they aren't like us in every way. Remind us of what you have done for us. Remind us of how we should respond. Amen.

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