Sabbath

Daily Bread

From Today's Office
I was overcome by trouble and sorrow. Then called I on the name of the LORD: “O LORD, save me!”
Psalm 116:3c–4
Meditation
Benedictine stability is a promise to meet life head-on. . . . Stability teaches that whatever the depth of the dullness or the difficulties around me, I can, if I will, simply stay still enough of heart, find God there in the midst of them. . . . What enables us to keep going back to the difficult parts of life is, inevitably, certitude in the faithfulness of God. —David Robinson, Ancient Paths, Paraclete Press
Prayer of the Day

Jesus, you are lord of the Sabbath. You are greater than King David. Your life and actions define the law. Help me to break free from the binding laws that I have legalistically observed and to walk in the newness of your life today. Amen.

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