Voices Together

Luke 14:16-21

Then He said to him, "A certain man gave a great supper and invited many, and sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were invited, 'Come, for all things are now ready.' But they all with one accord began to make excuses. The first said to him, 'I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see it. I ask you to have me excused.' And another said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to test them. I ask you to have me excused.' Still another said, 'I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.'

Doesn't this sound like many 'christian' households on Sunday morning? “I've been so busy this week, all I need is a chance to sleep in and rest” Or “I promised Aunt Sally I would spade her garden this morning” Or “Our son is bringing his fiance for breakfast this morning and we need to meet her.”

What would we do if we got a call from Uncle Megabucks asking if we could spend the day with him discussing our role in the administration of his estate? Jump out of bed, call Aunt Sally and give her an excuse, get a hold of #1 son and tell him dress appropriately to meet the family patriarch?

What happened to the Lord's Day? The day when all things are ready to spend the day in communion with Him?

Readings:

Morning Psalm 76, Noon Psalm 119:65-72, Evening Psalm 27


 

John Nunnikhoven

John Nunnikhoven is a member of The Fellowship of Ailbe and has begun working toward what, Lord willing, will become a re-awakening of the Church as a body directed into living the Kingdom in the here and now as it awaits the yet to come.
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