Precious Gift

by Beth Richardson on November 11, 2012 · 11 comments

Ruth and Naomi

Sunday, November 11. 24th Sunday after Pentecost. Like Naomi, the widow in Mark 12:38-44 was without a protector. Yet she chose to give away a precious and costly gift. Today give away something of your own that you treasure.

What precious gift would you give?

Words from The Word: [Christ] has appeared once for all at the end of the age to remove sin by the sacrifice of himself. -Hebrews 9:26, NRSV

This Week…

Lectionary Texts:

Audio Lectio: Join us in praying the scriptures from Mark 12:41-44.

Pray for: the people and countries of Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Rwanda.

Spiritual Tools: Practice Being the Light of the World as we enter this new issue.


“May Christ open your eyes
that you may see the light of creation.
May Christ open your ears
that you may hear the song of the earth.
May Christ open your heart
that you may give and receive love.”

-Sam Hamilton-Poore
Earth Gospel

From p. 101 of Earth Gospel by Sam Hamilton-Poore. Copyright © 2008 by the author. Used with permission of Upper Room Books.

Prayer: God of unknown and unlighted journeys, guide, comfort, and protect me. Amen.

Art Credit: Marc Chagall – Ruth and Naomi from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.

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