Dear Reader: This post is formatted differently from past reflections , one 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 137:1-6(7-9), 144; PM Psalm 104
Zech. 14:12-21; Phil. 2:1-11; Luke 19:41-48
The Holy Spirit moved me quickly past the Psalter and Old Testament readings this morning where I too often get stuck. Gratefully, I was paused most in the New Testament at the verses listed below. I found Jeremy Camp’s track, God With Us, an especially nice accompaniment to the readings as Advent comes our way.
Luke 19: ‘If you, even you, had only recognized on this day the things that make for peace…
Philippians 2: 3Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. 4Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.