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King Ahab covets the vineyard next to his palace. He approaches its owner, Naboth, with an offer that he cannot refuse. But Naboth does refuse. He knows that his land is a gift from God, not a commodity to be bought and sold. God has allotted this plot of land...
O God, may we cherish all we possess as gifts from you rather than commodities at our disposal. Keep us alert to the ways powerful people may manipulate genuine piety for their own ends, thus defeating your purposes for our world. Amen.
“Prayer, searching the scripture, and service are means of entering into and sharing the heart, mind, and work of Christ. A balanced spiritual practice helps us get in step with the transforming rhythm of Jesus’ life with God: work and worship, engagement and rest, service and Sabbath, contemplation and action.” Read more.