I‘ll Start today with a reading from Thomas a’ Kempis’ The imitation of Christ:
We ought every day to renew our purpose in God and to stir our heart to fervor and devotion, as though it were the first day of our conversion. And we ought daily to pray and say: Help me, my Lord Jesus, that I may persevere in good purpose and in Your holy service unto my death, and that I may now today perfectly begin, for I have done nothing in time past…
Chronological Daily Reading: 2 Samuel 16-18
- It is hard to read these chapter and not be convinced that some of this is part of David’s own doing…but then you read about his interaction between Shemei and Abishai, and think, oh’ to have the heart that will even consider that God may be speaking through my enemies to me, and that I am not above them or ‘more special’ than they are.
- I wonder is it possible that David’s neglect to lead his men in the fight led to Absalom’s death.
Common Prayer Reading: Psalm 94:1-4; Zephaniah 3; Galatians 6:11-18
Holy Spirit, guide us in the imprint of Christ’s footsteps to pursue justice, counting our neighbor’s welfare to be as important as our own – Amen