My apologies for posting two reflections today (10/03), but I had a computer malfunction (keyboard! UGH) that kept me from completing the post for Tuesday.
On Tuesday I listened to Morning Prayer as I drove to Pensacola for a gathering at Holy Cross Episcopal church where I am helping them with their stewardship program. The Mission St. Clare website has an audio component where you can listen to Morning Prayer as read at the Episcopal Church of Garrett County, Maryland. Here is the link: http://www.missionstclare.com/english/spoken/morning.html
The OT lesson from Hosea was a tough one!
“4Hear the word of the Lord, O people of Israel;
for the Lord has an indictment against the inhabitants of the land.
There is no faithfulness or loyalty,
and no knowledge of God in the land. …..
6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge;
because you have rejected knowledge,
I reject you from being a priest to me.
And since you have forgotten the law of your God,
I also will forget your children.
Once again a warning to the priests! What stands out at me is “my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest.”
These words reinforce the calling I feel being put on all of us to work at being better disciples of Christ by study, prayer, worship, and service. Here’s hoping we together develop a holy habit of morning or evening prayer to help overcome any lack of knowledge. May God lead and inspire us all.