Friday, October 07, 2011

Today's Readings

Friday, October 7, 2011 -- Week of Proper 22, Year One
Henry Melchior Muhlenburg, Lutheran Pastor in North America, 1787

Today's Readings for the Daily Office
(Book of Common Prayer, p. 986)
Psalms       140, 142 (morning)    //     141, 143:1-11(12) (evening)
2 Kings 23:36 - 24:17
1 Corinthians 12:12-26
Matthew 9:27-34

I don't have time to write a Morning Reflection today.  Here are the readings for the Daily Office. 

Significant readings today -- the beginning of the Babylonian exile; Paul's famous passage about our relationship as members of the body; and Jesus' healings still do not fit the religious expectations of the authorities, so they impute his work to be demonic.


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About Morning Reflections
"Morning Reflections" is a brief thought about the scripture readings from the Daily Office of Morning and Evening Prayer according to the practice found in the Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church.

Morning Prayer begins on p. 80 of the Book of Common Prayer.
Evening Prayer begins on p. 117
An online resource for praying the Daily Office is found at -- Click for online Daily Office
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Lowell Grisham, Rector
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Fayetteville, Arkansas


At 8:26 AM, Anonymous janet said...

Three strong women peace leaders will share the Nobel Peace prize. Good news for all of us to honor the peace makers!

Peace and light,

At 9:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama got that too, Not much peace from him. Civil unrest, wars around the globe, political unrest. Some uniter you got there.

At 8:48 AM, Blogger Lowell said...

Yes, the Nobel awards do raise up some wonderful women. Delighted.

I thought the Nobel award given to Obama was a bit odd. He had accomplished so little. It seemed that the award was primarily symbolic -- Obama as the first black president; son of an African father raised by a single mother; and, so different it seemed from George Bush, who was a symbol for unreasoned aggression. I think the world breathed such a sigh of relief when Obama replaced Bush that the Nobel committee wanted to acknowledge that some way.


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