Friday, August 1, 2008

Morning Prayer

Every day, Google Reader grabs the LOTH from Universalis and plunks it onto my iGoogle home page. Did you follow that sentence? It was kind of odd to write but I'm leaving it. Moving right along.

Having the LOTH on my desktop increases the probability that I will actually pray the readings. Truth to tell, I usually skim them. This morning's passage from Ephesians 4:29–32 stopped me dead and not quite resurrected in my tracks:
Guard against foul talk; let your words be for the improvement of others, as occasion offers, and do good to your listeners, otherwise you will only be grieving the Holy Spirit of God who has marked you with his seal for you to be set free when the day comes. Never have grudges against others, or lose your temper, or raise your voice to anybody, or call each other names, or allow any sort of spitefulness. Be friends with one another, and kind, forgiving each other as readily as God forgave you in Christ.
Wow, I thought, I am so screwed.

Is lectio divina a powerful practice or what?

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