Week ten: Dynamite in small packages

Preparation

  • Recite or sing/chant Psalms 130 and 131 (I suggest you memorize these two Psalms)
  • Moment of Silence

Presence (through the Scripture)

  • Psalm reading (select from below):
    • Morning: Psalm 7
    • Noon: Psalm 59
    • Vespers: Psalm 107:10-22
    • Night: Psalm 126
  • Moment of silence
  • Scripture readings:
    • Monday: 2 John
    • Tuesday: 3 John
    • Wednesday: Jude 1-16
    • Thursday: Jude 17-25
    • Friday: Philemon
  • Moment of silence

Prayers

  • Prayers of thanksgiving and petition
  • Journaling and silent reflection
  • Close with the “Lord’s Prayer”

Practice

Be merciful to those who doubt; save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh” Jude 22, 23

Memorize these two verses and contemplate them over this week. Ask yourself what is the key attitude one is to have towards people who doubt and even those who are antagonistic to the faith?

Determine this week to view everyone you meet through the lens of mercy. Too often we view verses such as these as a call to confrontation and antagonism. However, the key word is “mercy”.  Other passages use the word “gently” (Galatians 6:1). Ask yourself, how you can incorporate mercy and gentleness in all of your interactions.

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About Darryl Willis

Darryl has been working for non-profits for over 36 years. His current work takes him to Ukraine several times a year. He has fallen in love with the country and the people. Darryl writes poetry and his work has appeared in several online and print journals.
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