Daily Lectio Saturday Jan 12 08

January 12, 2008


WHAT DOES IT MEAN to be a friend of God? … The mystics joyfully remind us that we are born from God; we live in God; and we return to God. Certainly we know this is true as we watch an orange-red sun drop beneath the edge of the ocean or witness a newborn kicking his tiny feet in the air. But so often these miracles of life are dimmed by distraction and busyness. We find ourselves stuck in the rut of the familiar. Our first Friend, God, may even seem far away.

Stephanie Ford Hungering for God From p. 88 of Hungering for God: Selected Writings of Augustine by Stephanie Ford. Copyright © 2006 by the author.

Today’s Scripture Reading

I, the Lord, have called you and given you power to see that justice is done on earth.

– Isaiah 42:6, GNT

This Week …

Special Need:

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Tips for Your Spirit:

Starting new spiritual practices? Read How to Have a Daily Devotional Time.

Saints, Inc.:

This week we remember Brother Lawrence (January 11).

Lectionary Readings:

Isaiah 42:1-9

Psalm 29

Acts 10:34-43

Matthew 3:13-17