Tuesday, March 9, 2021
In God’s presence
An excerpt from Psalm 84:10 (NRSV):
For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than live in the tents of wickedness.
Reflection from Max Smith:
How often when presented with the choice of prayer or Netflix, do I choose Netflix? Or the myriad of other ‘tents of wickedness’, i.e. diversions I choose over consciously connecting to God? As Augustine prayed: please God make me willing to be willing…to choose time with YOU, to choose attending to my neighbor, to choose fully to live in and with Christ – and become your doorkeeper.
Photograph by Sarah Regalado
For further study and prayer, the readings assigned for today are:
Psalm 84; 2 Chronicles 29:1-11, 16-19; Hebrews 9:23-28
“How lovely is your dwelling
[Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen]” from the Brahms Requiem
“How lovely is thy dwelling place, O Lord of Hosts!
For my soul - it longeth, yea fainteth for the courts of the Lord.
My soul and body crieth out yea for the living God!”
Tags: Lent 2021