August 11, 2019

Trinity 8

The Eighth Sunday after Trinity: The Collect for Trinity 8 is beautiful, thought-provoking, and a fit prayer for all times: O God, whose never-failing providence ordereth all things both in heaven and earth: We humbly beseech thee to put away from us all hurtful things, and to give us those things which be profitable for us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Contemplating the Collect It’s amazing how much is packed into this brief prayer. I love how it opensRead more

A Challenge: the call to true humility

Old hands folded on woman's lap

Of great value: Humility is hard for most of us. I’m not talking about a diminishing of one’s self-worth, because knowing that you are precious to God is a key to true humility. You see, the humble Christian knows that she is loved and valued unconditionally by the only one whose opinion matters. This can free her to set aside all preoccupation with self, and to really serve another. This kind of serving involves getting our hands dirty, and allowingRead more

I Shall Not Want

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“I Shall Not Want” by Audrey Assad: From the love of my own comfort From the fear of having nothing From a life of worldly passions Deliver me O God From the need to be understood And from a need to be accepted From the fear of being lonely Deliver me O God And I shall not want, no, I shall not want When I taste Your goodness, I shall not want From the fear of serving others Oh, andRead more