Dear Reader: This post is formatted differently from past reflections – a format I began on November 23, 2012 to facilitate a season of listening. The explanation for the seasonal change is found here, in the November 23 post.
Lectionary Readings: AM Psalm 131, 132, ; PM Psalm 134, 135
Zech. 13:1-9; Eph. 1:15-23; Luke 19:11-27
I am sharing, however, another audio track which I suppose reveals a small part of which bunny trail I was set upon this morning. The Pretender by Jackson Browne quite often comes to mind when the Scripture speaks about truth, love, beauty and the powers that work against – legal tender and lies.
Without saying one word more, here are the verses I’ll be praying on today:
Psalm 131: 2 But I have calmed and quieted my soul,
like a weaned child with its mother;
my soul is like the weaned child that is with me.
Psalm 132: 16 Its priests I will clothe with salvation,
and its faithful will shout for joy.
Luke 19: 12So he said, ‘A nobleman went to a distant country to get royal power for himself and then return.
Ephesians 1: 19and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power.