Today’s Readings for the Daily Office

Psalm 45
Psalm 47, 48
Zech.2: 1-13
Rev. 3: 14-22
Matt. 24:32-44


I stand at the door and knock, those whom I love I reprove, do not be lukewarm, thinking you are fine and that you need nothing not knowing that you are pitiful, blind and naked.

In Revelation God said “I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm…I will spew you out of my mouth. For you say, I am rich, I have prospered and I need nothing.”

I find it wonderful that God, or the people of God, understood the concept lukewarm as it applies to focus and insight.

Yes, other than making chicken a la king, to be lukewarm is not desirable. And even there. God thinks we are strong enough to be reproved and to understand that we are blind and naked. It is during the reading of a book, or watching a play or listening to music that we get a glimpse of what that means.

Thank God we know that and may we be strong enough to bear it.

Written by Rebecca Newth Harrison

Rebecca Newth Harrison is a parishioner, choir member, and author.

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