Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Psalm 37.16-20, Genesis 43.1-28, Mark 12.13-27 - Lectionary for 4/5/11

Today's readings are Psalm 37.16-20, Genesis 43.1-28, and Mark 12.13-27.

Our Psalm reading today talks about the joy of contentment. Most of us aren't too good at this. We want more, we want it bigger, better, faster, sooner, and more permanently. Yet we can look at our other readings to see why contentment is such a good thing. What of Joseph's brothers who have the food they need and who have their family? What about our Gospel reading? Who are the people who have to pay a lot of taxes? Those are people who have something to pay. It's a very good thing. What about the promise that Jesus gives about the resurrection? Are we to be concerned about who we might be married to in the resurrection? Not at all. In the resurrection we become the bride of Christ. Now there's something to be contented about.

Thanks be to God, who gives us all we need.

Dave Spotts
blogging at http://capnsaltyslongvoyage.blogspot.com

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