Re-Starting Morning Reflections

A Note From Lowell:

For a number of years, each weekday morning, I woke up, read Morning Prayer (the Daily Office), and then I wrote a brief reflection on the scriptures for that day. I posted each “Morning Reflection” as an email to the parish and on a blog. It was an enriching practice. But then my granddaughter moved into our home, and I found myself deflecting her wonderful morning greeting so that I could write. That seemed like a mistaken priority.

So the Rev. Lora Walsh started writing Morning Reflections. But after a while her teaching responsibilities prevented her the time for writing. We’ve been without “Morning Reflections” for a while.

I want to re-start “Morning Reflections,” but this time with writing created by our parishioners. So we have begun to create a community of people writing Morning Reflections.

Every morning a reflection for the day will be shared here and also via an email list.

The writings will be grounded in the Daily Office and Commemorations of the Church. The Prayer Book gives us daily readings from the Psalms, and one lesson each from the Old Testament, the Epistles, and the Gospels. The Church also shares daily commemoration – a feast day or a remembrance from our calendar: “A Great Cloud of Witnesses: Holy Women, Holy Men.”

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