The Daily: Thursday December 7, 2023

Daily Lectionary Reading: Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 (NRSV, The Message); Hosea 6:1-6 (NRSV, The Message); 1 Thessalonians 1:2-10 (NRSV, The Message)
Love and Truth meet in the street,
Right Living and Whole Living embrace and kiss!
Truth sprouts green from the ground,
Right Living pours down from the skies!
Oh yes! God gives Goodness and Beauty;
our land responds with Bounty and Blessing.
Right Living strides out before them,
and clears a path for their passage.
Psalm 8:10-13 (The Message)
What a vision, a rich image of what could be. Is it too good for us to embrace? Do we push it away as a fairy tale? Do we push it off as pie-in-the-sky-by-and-by? What if we were to live into it now? What would that feel like? What would that, practically, look like?

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