Monday, March 22, 2021
Competence from God
An excerpt from 2 Corinthians 2:5-6 (NRSV):
Not that we are competent of ourselves to claim anything as coming from us; our competence is from God, who has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not of letter but of spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
Reflection from Donna Shelton:
Through the our lives, we may find ourselves in a position we never foresaw, requiring unexpected skill, tact, or insight. What experience do we have to draw upon? This is new territory. How are we to navigate through this? It is in those times that faith in the Lord’s guidance and workings provide the clarity and roadmap we need to respond.
Painting by Ellie Stadelmann
For further study and prayer, the readings assigned for today are:
Psalm 119:9-16; Isaiah 43:8-13; 2 Corinthians 3:4-11
“Bach cello suite #1: prelude”
played by Yo-Yo Ma
This is perhaps the most famous cello piece in existence – and for good reason – played by one of the best cellists in the world.
Tags: Lent 2021