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 140, 142; PM Psalm 141, 143:1-11(12)
Zech. 14:1-11; Rom. 15:7-13; Luke 19:28-40
Paused in the Psalter, again. Tears from a very deep place take over. Panic. Come Holy Spirit, Come.
Psalm 142: 4 Look on my right hand and see— there is no one who takes notice of me; no refuge remains to me; no one cares for me.
5 I cry to you, O Lord;
I say, ‘You are my refuge,
my portion in the land of the living.’
6 Give heed to my cry,
for I am brought very low.