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Posts from February 2020

Daily Reflection for February 29, 2020

Reading for Today: Matthew 13:18-23 Verses for Reflection: Matthew 13:18-23 (NRSV) 18 “Hear then the parable of the sower. 19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what is sown in the heart; this is what was sown on the path. 20 […]

Daily Reflection for February 28, 2020

Reading for Today: Matthew 13:1-17 Verses for Reflection: Matthew 13:3a (NRSV) 3 And he told them many things in parables, saying: “Listen!…” Reflection: Listen! I could reflect on the rest of the words Jesus spoke, of the parable of the sower and Jesus’ response to the question of why He taught in parables, but I […]

Daily Reflection for February 27, 2020

Reading for Today: Matthew 12:46-50 Verses for Reflection: Matthew 12:49-50 (NRSV) 48 But to the one who had told him this, Jesus replied, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” 49 And pointing to his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! Reflection: These are difficult words to hear…if we […]

Daily Reflection for February 26, 2020

Reading for Today: Matthew 12:38-45 Verses for Reflection: Matthew 12:38 (NRSV) 38 Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to him, “Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you.” Reflection: Jesus didn’t respond to kindly to the request for a sign; rather, he replied, “An evil and adulterous generation asks for a sign…” […]

Daily Reflection for February 25, 2020

Reading for Today: Matthew 12:33-37 Verses for Reflection: Matthew 12:33 (NRSV) “Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or make the tree bad, and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit.” Reflection: “For the tree is known by its fruit.”  Wow! You probably don’t need me saying much after […]

Daily Reflection for February 24, 2020

Reading for Today: Exodus 24:12-18 Verses for Reflection: Exodus 24:13-14 (NRSV) 13 So Moses set out with his assistant Joshua, and Moses went up into the mountain of God. 14 To the elders he had said, “Wait here for us, until we come to you again; for Aaron and Hur are with you; whoever has […]

Daily Reflection For February 20, 2020

Reading for Today: Exodus 20:1-21 Verses for Reflection: Exodus 20:18-19 (NRSV) 18 When all the people witnessed the thunder and lightning, the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking, they were afraid and trembled and stood at a distance, 19 and said to Moses, “You speak to us, and we will listen; but do […]

Daily Reflection for February 19, 2020

Reading for Today: Exodus 17:1-7 Verse for Reflection: Exodus 17:4 (NRSV) 4 So Moses cried out to the Lord, “What shall I do with this people? They are almost ready to stone me.” Reflection: For the second consecutive day, we read about the Israelites complaining against Moses on their Exodus journey. Have you ever experienced […]

Daily Reflection for February 18, 2020

Reading for Today: Exodus 16:1-21 Verses for Reflection: Exodus 16:2-4a (NRSV) 2 The whole congregation of the Israelites complained against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness. 3 The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the fleshpots and […]

Daily Reflection for February 17, 2020

Reading for Today: Exodus 15:19-21 Verse for Reflection: Exodus 15:19 When the horses of Pharaoh with his chariots and his chariot drivers went into the sea, the Lord brought back the waters of the sea upon them; but the Israelites walked through the sea on dry ground. Reflection: A few verses earlier in Exodus 15, […]