October 25, 2020, Lectionary

At 120 years of age, sight unimpaired and vigor unabated, Moses died unique among prophets in that the Lord knew him face to face. If only just a little of Moses' extraordinariness could pass to me. Deuteronomy 34:1-12

The Hebrews did a pretty good job of keeping a sense of ancestry and heritage. They said, "Lord, you have been our refuge in all generations," as if they themselves had lived those generations. Psalm 90

Maybe already back in Paul's day, the gospel was sometimes preached with deceit, trickery, flattery, greed, or human prestige or authority. But Paul preached with gentleness and deep affection. 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8

First, love God. Second, love neighbor. I believe any society is not able really to have one without the other. Matthew 22:34-46

Thoughts about Listening

What differences have you noticed in listening needs now that much of our face to face work is behind mask or online video? Deuteronomy 34:1-12

Think about where you are expecting to find satisfaction and prosperity, and intentionally invest in that today. Psalm 90

Gentleness is a word I like to use to describe the kind of listening I teach. 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8

Someone said to me once, "What you teach about listening, well, seems like this is love!" Matthew 22:34-46