Grateful Response

by Beth Richardson on January 21, 2014 · 2 comments

Christ Calling the Apostles, Peter and Andrew

Tuesday, January 21. How will you practice compassion today? Call someone who is lonely. Talk with a homeless person. Offer the act to God as a sign of your grateful response to God’s many gifts.

Share your grateful response.

Words from The Word: Paul wrote, “Christ did not send me to baptize but to proclaim the gospel, and not with eloquent wisdom, so that the cross of Christ might not be emptied of its power.”
- 1 Corinthians 1:17, NRSV

Lectionary Texts:

Audio Lectio: Calling of the First Disciples — Matthew 4:18-22.

Spiritual Tools: You are invited to experiment with everyday practices that have a positive impact on the environment, Caring for the Earth.

Art Credit: Duccio, di Buoninsegna, d. 1319. Christ Calling the Apostles Peter and Andrew, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. Original source:

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Pat January 21, 2014 at 2:49 pm

Chicken Corn Soup in the crock pot…..baked cornbread and invited two neighbors in the Retirement Community where I live for evening meal. In Maryland we are in the midst of snow….snow….snow.


Nancy H. January 22, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Today I celebrate the life of Angel Enrique Santana, age 81, who died to life on earth this morning . He was thirty-nine years sober last year. Although we were divorced, compassion allowed us and our three children, and extended family to find ways to show our love for one another. Rancor and hate are a wasteful use of time. In August, the children made time from work, family, etc . to drive from Tennessee to Miami to spend a week with him for his birthday. We thank God for chances to show love.


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