Saturday, January 21. Read Matthew 4:12-23. How does Matthew’s continuing reference to Old Testament texts carry on a conversation between centuries? How can we relate to ancient texts today?
Words from the Word: He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, so that what had been spoken through the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled
– Matthew 4:13-14, NRSV
Audio Lectio: Pray the scripture using audio lectio from Matthew 4:12-23.
Spiritual Tools: This week’s spiritual practice by Amy Oden is “Welcoming the Political Stranger.”
Art Credit: He, Qi. Calling Disciples, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=46099 [retrieved January 3, 2017]. Original source: heqigallery.com.
Daily Reflections is a service of Alive Now magazine. Copyright © 2017 The Upper Room, 1908 Grand Ave., Nashville, TN 37212 USA.