Where is 2009 going? Eight months are all but behind us. For this week, the lectionary once again offers a number of scriptures, some with very familiar verses including: Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23; Psalm 125; James 2:1-10, (11-13), 14-17 and Mark 7:24-37. Alternate selections include Isaiah 35:4-7a and Psalm 146.
From Proverbs 22:1-2 – A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and a favor is better than silver or gold. The rich and the poor have this in common: the LORD is the maker of them all.
What a wonderful pair of verses. We are reminded that we are all brothers and sisters in God’s eye’s and that caring for one another is of paramount importance.
Gracious God, help us recognize each other as intricately connected through you. AMEN.