October 19-25, 2020
CALLING FORTH: Almighty God, you have sent Jesus to show us how to live. Grant us the power of your Holy Spirit so that we may follow in faithfulness, all the days of our lives. Amen.
Monday – Isaiah 57:14-21
Tuesday – Zephaniah 3
Wednesday – 2 Chronicles 7:11-22
Thursday – Romans 13:1-10
Friday – 1 Peter 3:8-12
Saturday – Philippians 2:1-18
Sunday – 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
REFLECTION: (from The Spiritual Life by Evelyn Underhill)
Any spiritual view which focuses attention on ourselves, and puts the human creature with its small ideas and adventures in the central foreground, is dangerous till we recognize its absurdity…
We mostly spend those lives conjugating three verbs: to Want, to Have, and to Do. Craving, clutching, and fussing, on the material, political, social, emotional, intellectual – even on the religious – plane, we are kept in perpetual unrest: forgetting that none of these verbs have any ultimate significance, except so far as they are transcended by and included in, the fundamental verb, to Be: and that Being, not wanting, having, and doing, is the essence of a spiritual life.
TIME OF SILENT PRAYER:
CLOSING: Live today in Christ’s presence, remembering he is near and will sustain you as you serve in his name. Amen.