Wednesday 1sep21 – Psalm 119:153-end; Proverbs 26:12-end; Mark 8:27-9:1 from Lectionary app by Aimer Media / Church House Publication / Revised Common Lectionary.
Psalm 119:175 Let my soul live and it shall praise you, and let your judgements be my help. 176 I have gone astray like a sheep that is lost; O seek your servant, for I do not forget your commandments.
Proverbs 26:12 Do you see persons wise in their own eyes? There is more hope for fools than for them. 13 The lazy person says, ‘There is a lion in the road! There is a lion in the streets!’ 20 For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, quarrelling ceases.
Mark 8:34 He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 35For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it.
– following Jesus way can be costly…there is help and … takes sacrifice … need more than words. (My initial take from Proverbs v.20, seemed to be unrelated to other 2 “words” so after some silence I went back to original text, re-read it all re-listened and heard v.12&13 and meditated on how “lazy” connected to previous words. “Thanks for the grace to hear without really forcing it…to wait for that still small voice.”)
– Holy One – help my soul to live and give me strength, courage and anti- laziness / enuii / addictive behaviour to make the sacrifices necessary to follow the Jesus way so I can help my community the way he did his…love & healing for mind, body, soul & spirit…(which means I need strength, courage and anti-laziness / enuii / addictive behaviour to show up in my community…GoWC-C, neighborhood, family, friends, work) … LIYM, hear my prayer.