September 22, 2019, Lectionary

God is here pictured as if with human ears and eyes, lamenting the shortage of tears enough to cry for grief over the consequences to the kingdom of Judah. Do our empires have any other gods, any greed, any deceitfulness? Jeremiah 8:18-9:1

When I feel low, I call on God's forgiveness, mercy, and deliverance, and I remind myself that it's for the glory and honor of God's name that anything good will happen. Psalm 79:1-9

Paul urges continual prayers by all people for God's guidance to be experienced by all Presidents and all others in authority with the goal of peaceable living so the gospel can be preached and many be saved. 1 Timothy 2:1-7

In the biblical record there are given no attending circumstances or motives that would relieve the stark characterization "unjust" for the steward, yet his boss commends him. Why? Luke 16:1-13

Thoughts about Listening

I think I want to be careful to guard my communications against greed and deceitfulness. Jeremiah 8:18-9:1

A good listening to could make a huge difference for someone who is feeling low. Psalm 79:1-9

What can one person do? I can pray or all Presidents everywhere, and for all who are in authority, that each may have wisdom, love, and beauty in all decisions and all other actions. 1 Timothy 2:1-7

I can make a clever comeback as quick as anyone, but I want to think first and choose well that toward which I turn my cleverness. Luke 16:1-13