Wasting God’s Good Time

Fridays: The Gospels
Matthew 22

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Controversy heightens between Jesus and his adversaries. The Lord confronts the arrogant religious leaders who have wasted Jesus’ time by trying to trip him up. Gone forever are what could have been precious moments of simply sitting at his feet, drinking in the wisdom of his teaching and the healing of his touch.

Three Sundays in October are devoted to sections of this chapter. Let today be a preview of what is coming, allowing yourself to get a sense of the whole chapter.

Do you fight what the Lord wants to do in your life? Do you find yourself arguing with God? Instead of complaining about what is happening to you, listen closely to the inner meaning of what is taking place. Seek the Lord’s wise and tender voice in the midst of the chaos of your own compulsions.

The Reading for Today
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Bible Breaths
What are these?
Rising with You when I die v. 23
In You I’m fully alive. v. 32
Loving You, heart, soul and mind v. 37
Loving neighbor as myself v. 39

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This is the fourth of thirteen weeks in Kingdomtide, Year A.
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We continue reading the Gospel of Matthew.

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