Thursday, February 24, 2011

Psalm 30.1-5, 8-12, Job 19.1-12, 21-27, John 8.1-20 - Lectionary for 2/24/11 - St. Matthias, Apostle

Today is the commemoration of St. Matthias, Apostle.
Today's readings are Psalm 30.1-5, 8-12, Job 19.1-12, 21-27, and John 8.1-20.

Some days we look at our lives and wonder why we bothered to get up. We find ourselves deceived and entrapped, sometimes by our own sin, sometimes by that of others, most times by a combination of the two. The story of the woman caught in adultery reminds us of God's great love for us in Christ. We, like that woman, are caught in our own sinful actions. We don't have a valid excuse. There isn't one. Yet in his mercy, Jesus comes to us, interrupts our lives, tells of his forgiveness and love, and then takes upon himself the penalty we have deserved.

Let us look to Jesus, the light of the world, bearing accurate witness, judging righteous judgment, just as he promises to do, on our behalf.

Dave Spotts
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