The Power of Tenderness

The Reading for Today: Hosea 11

Pouring out one’s deepest feelings to a loved one who will receive and accept them; truly this is one of life’s richest blessings. This happens in today’s reading. In the previous ten chapters of Hosea, you have heard the heart of God poured out in anguish at the infidelity of God’s spouse, the Chosen People. Now waves of tenderness well up from God’s heart. Be sure to enter the power of the tenderness of the example of a father teaching his son to walk.

Verse 7 deserves special attention—the difference between calling on the Lord and failing to exalt God in praise. Above all, receive the Lord in your heart through praise for who God is and not only for what God does.

The Reading for Today

Daily Bible Breaths

Version for Children and Families

This is the eleventh of thirteen weeks
in the season of Pentecost, Year B
Mondays are dedicated to the Prophets, currently reading Hosea.

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