Friday, October 21. Read 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18. The author is being poured out as a libation, a sacrifice of thanksgiving. He was probably speaking literally of martyrdom but also figuratively of self-emptying discipleship. Read “The Transformer” (p. 11) with this passage in mind.
Words from the Word: As for me, I am already being poured out as a libation, and the time of my departure has come. 2 Timothy 4:6
Audio Lectio: Pray the scripture with us: Luke 18:9-14. “God, show mercy to me, a sinner.”
Spiritual Tools: Join us in this week’s spiritual practice, Praying the Psalms.
Art Credit: Herrán, Saturnino, 1887-1918. La Ofrenda, or, The Offering, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. Original source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Saturnino_Herr%C3%A1n_-_The_offering_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg
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