Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Salvation over Judgement
An excerpt from John 12:47 (NRSV):
I do not judge anyone who hears my words and does not keep them, for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
Reflection from Susie Dutcher:
Judgement is easy. It may be the nagging thought that we would behave better in the observed situation. After all, we have heard the teachings of Jesus.One of those teachings is not to throw stones. Jesus came to save all of us, even the stone throwers.
Photograph by Susie Dutcher of Lake Michigan
For further study and prayer, the readings assigned for today are:
Psalm 119:9-16; Haggai 2:1-9, 20-23; John 12:34-50
“Adagio for Strings”
by Samuel Barber -
choral arrangement set to the Agnus Dei text
“Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
Grant us peace.
As the darkness clears away.”