Daily Reflections


by Beth Richardson on July 30, 2014 · 0 comments

Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes

Wednesday, July 30. Read “Remembering” (p. 8) as if the author is Jacob reflecting on his experience of wrestling with God. How does that change your understanding of Jacob? Of your own wrestling? Download the digital issue of “Transformation” today.

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Words from The Word: Wondrously show your steadfast love, O savior of those who seek refuge from their adversaries at your right hand.
-Psalm 17:7 (NRSV)

Lectionary Texts:

Audio Lectio: Pray the scripture with us using a guided meditation on Matthew 14:14-21. “We have nothing here but five loaves and two fish.”

Spiritual Tools: The spiritual practice for this week is consideration of the article, The Examen. What is connecting or disconnecting you with God?

Art Credit: Reid, Patricia. Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes, detail, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. Original source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jimforest/5125264193.

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Transforming Encounter

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Leading and Following

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Mustard Seed Sower

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Change or Transformation?

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