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This passage clearly reminds us that God cares about the poor.
What a great passage on which to end this week: “Go and do likewise.”
When I read this I couldn’t help but think of the nightly news and how this would be the headline of the story because if it bleeds it leads.
After reading these verses today, I looked up the word prayer and found that it also means such things as desire, hope and wish, in addition to its more common usage as a plea or appeal.
In today’s passage, the Psalmist reminds us of our responsibility to one another, especially to those less fortunate than we are.
All of us have a skeleton or two in our closet.
I wanted to end the week with this passage because it highlights for us one more time how our faith and our health are intimately connected.
Paul reminds us that we are called to express a radical love for one another.
In both my work life and my church life, I am fortunate to be surrounded by people of great faith.
There are so many things which can divide us – race, ethnicity, language, class.
Just because people might come to us for assistance does not mean they are prepared to follow our advice.
Elijah found God in the “sheer silence.”
The angel is making sure that Elijah takes care of himself so that he can be of service to God.
We can’t sit at Jesus’ feet, and for most of us, God’s voice is nuanced when heard at all.
Another wonderful image is offered to us today.
I am a certified peer recovery specialist or CPRS.
In science fiction, force fields are energy shields that act as protective barriers.
Like a potter molding clay, the psalmist speaks of God’s fingers forming all creation.
Yesterday was a dreary day with significant clouds and rain.
In the Bible, this story comes after the flood so these are all Noah’s descendants.