Daily Prayer 365

Day 177
Friday, February 24, 2023


Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received. —1 Peter 4:10

Most of our modern troubles come from our misunderstanding and misvaluation of this dust. Forgetting that the dust too is a creature of the Creator, made by the sending forth of his spirit, we have presumed to decide that the dust is ‘low.’ We have presumed to say that we are made of two parts: a body and a soul, the body being ‘low’ because made of dust, and the soul ‘high.’ By thus valuing these two supposed-to-be ‘parts,’ we inevitably throw them into competition with each other, like two corporations…It is yet another blasphemy. It is to make nothing, and worse than nothing, of the great Something in which we live and move and have our being.  Wendell Berry, Christianity and The Survival of Creation, 2011

Let me draw near to your spirit, a great-Something in which we live and move and have our being. Let me draw near to your spirit. Amen. —The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster

February 24, 2023

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