| Beloved, let us love one another.|
Convent Puppy with Mama
In today's Eucharistic Lectionary, we read 1 John 4:11-19
Beloved, since God loved us so much, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God lives in us, and his love is perfected in us...We love because he first loved us.
and Luke 4:14-22
He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written:
‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to let the oppressed go free,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.’
Tomorrow we'll be hearing about the Baptism of our Lord, in which Jesus hears God say, "You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased."
Imagine my delight, then, when I found the following excerpt of a sermon to read at the Noon Office today. I think it's worth our considering this week.
You may read the whole sermon here:
GOD'S FAVOR IS NOW
A Sermon Shared with the People of St. Matthew’s, St. Paul, October 20, 2013