Twenty-sixth Week After Pentecost
Then Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus answered, “Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?” Pilate replied, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests have handed you over to me. What have you done?” Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my kingdom is not from here.” Pilate asked him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.”
(New Revised Standard Version)
Loving Divine Family,
We enter your holy prayer space and take comfort as we hear your voice. You have always been our safe place, our peace within the storm. Even when we have turned our backs on you and betrayed you, you have called our names with love and compassion. You always call us back, and we feel your love reaching out to us.
O Loving Yahweh, we get busy with our day and activities and forget you are ever-present with us, your beloved children. We hear you gently whisper songs of love into our very beings. Thank you that Jesus came to testify to the truth and that Life-giving Spirit reveals the truth to us.
I hear your holy voice calling my name today, O LORD, and thank you for…
You are King of kings and LORD of lords. Your kingdom is not of this world, but the world is in your kingdom. We praise you for your goodness and love and for choosing us as your co-heirs of the kingdom. May your praise forever be on our lips. May our names forever be in your heart.
With joy we praise you!
Cherie and Donovan Mutschler
Other Lectionary Readings for Today:
Daniel 7:9-10; 13-14