Daily Lectionary with Prayers
and Reflections on Scripture and World
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.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Treatment of the Other
Openings by Larry Peacock is a daybook of saints, psalms, and prayers.
The entry for December 17 asks us to remember Dom Bede Griffiths (1906-1994), an English monk who spent most of his life in India living in the style of an Indian holy man. He felt that Hindus had much to teach Christians about the inner life, and he wished to share with Hindus the Christian understanding of God who "executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry...sets the prisoners free...lifts up those who are bowed down...watches over the strangers...upholds the orphan and the widow"
Imagine living out your Christian faith as way to show non-Christians that you truly believe this about God.