Our scripture coupled Israel’s cry for a king in the days of Samuel, over God’s promise to be God forever, to Paul’s interaction with the Corinthian church as they were having a crisis of faith. It is worth remembering the crises Paul talked about all those years ago still apply today – many parts of our society haven’t evolved much. That makes Paul’s words timely, no matter when we read them. We are reminded that regardless if we think we’re dying, even if we are, our life is still to be lived with our eyes on God in Christ. Hopefully that brings consolation and affirmation to do something to share God’s message – no matter how things go, in our mind.

I invite your comments,

Readings: 1 Samuel 8:4-20; Psalm 138; 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1; Mark 3:20-35

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