Liturgy Today

 

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  • Thus says the LORD:
    You say, “The LORD’s way is not fair!”
    Hear now, house of Israel:
    Is it my way that is unfair, or rather, are not your ways unfair?
  • Your ways, O LORD, make known to me;
    teach me your paths,
    guide me in your truth and teach me,
    for you are God my saviour…
  • If there is any encouragement in Christ,
    any solace in love,
    any participation in the Spirit,
    any compassion and mercy,
    complete my joy by being of the same mind, with the same love,
    united in heart, thinking one thing.
    Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory;
    rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves…
  • When John came to you in the way of righteousness, you did not believe him

IMG_2271 t_1…John lived a radically simple life, depended daily on God, advocated actions that reflected a continual death-to-self with a turning toward God (repentance), and taught the crowds that if you have two of something to give one away to someone who has none…the same with food…and be satisfied with what you have…

…the principalities cut his head off for it…

…I haven’t found many in the church who heed his teachings…

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