Goodness the Museum was hopping with activity yesterday. For a two room Museum, we have more projects on the go than a lot of community groups. It is an honour and delight to work with the Museum Volunteers. Boy, when a group has such a positive attitude, all things seem possible.
Husband got home last night after a long road trip. He has a super sore throat. Old Son woke up yesterday and annouced he had a Sore Throat. Our Museum Librarian e-mailed yesterday morning that she wasn't coming into the Museum because she had a sore throat. Humm. Some bug is certainly travelling around Manitoba and Ontario!
May your Wednesday be a time in prayer and meditation... and if you have a sore throat, may your time of prayer and meditation be pepper with drinking tea :)
Prayer: Almighty God, how blessed are we to walk along Your path. How blessed we are to Worship You with our whole hearts and our whole being. This day, may we rejoice in You love. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
St. Matthew 5: 33 – 37
In these scripture verses, Jesus harkens back to Leviticus 19:12. Oaths. In the Old Testament, there are many laws about oaths and swearing. This section of Leviticus is a teaching on “do not steal. Do not lie. Do not deceive one another. Do not swear falsely by my name and so profane the name of your God. I am the Lord”. An oath was completed by including the name of God (Yahweh). Swearing by heaven and earth was not legally binding. So why do Oaths still exist? Unfortunately oaths exist even to this day because we lie and deceive. Jesus is instructing the Disciples to tell the truth… do not lie… always tell the full complete truth. If you come before God and always tell the truth, then swearing is not needed. “Let your yes be yes and your no be no.. anything else comes from the evil one” (verse 37) Or as the Message translates this scripture, “Don’t say anything you don’t mean. This counsel is embedded deep in our traditions. You only make things worse when you lay down a smoke screen of pious talk, saying: I’ll pray for you.. and never doing it, or saying ‘God be with you’ and not meaning it. You don’t make your words true by embellishing them with religious lace. In making your speech sound more religious, it becomes less true. Just say ‘yes’ and ‘no’. When you manipulate words to get your own way, you go wrong”.
Prayer: Thank You God that Your great love never quits. When we stumble and fall, You are there to pick us up again, dust off our knees, and place us back within Your love. Thank You that Your love never quits. Amen.