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Prayer Tip: Quotidian: of or occurring everyday; daily.

Posted Oct 8, 2017

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Luke 22:14-16, 19-20

But when the tenants saw him, they discussed it among themselves and said, ‘This is the heir; let us kill him so that the inheritance may be ours.’ So they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. What then will the owner of the vineyard do to them? He will come and destroy those tenants and give the vineyard to others.” When they heard this, they said, “Heaven forbid!”

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When the scribes and chief priests realized that he had told this parable against them, they wanted to lay hands on him at that very hour, but they feared the people.

So they watched him and sent spies who pretended to be honest, in order to trap him by what he said, so as to hand him over to the jurisdiction and authority of the governor.

Prayer Tip

Matthew 5:14-16: “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”

In 1990, I was thirteen and my parents had just moved us to Lawrence, KS. Every morning my mom would drive us in her minivan to school and we would pass a house that had a two-foot stone goose on the doorstep. The owner would dress the goose up in different outfits. On rainy days, it had a yellow plastic hat and a plastic rain jacket. In the winter, the goose would be wearing different coats.

My mom loved driving past this person’s house to see what the goose would be wearing. She and my sister got such delight out of it. I would roll my eyes and try to pretend I was too cool to care but secretly I enjoyed it too. That was 26 years ago and I still remember the goose.

That homeowner has no idea who I am or that I remember that house. She (or he) impacted my family daily, and we never knew their name. They will never know that we received so much joy from them. We are called to shine our lights bright. Sometimes we shine and shine and feel that nobody sees our light, but we don’t always get to know who is benefiting from it.

This week I encourage you to let your light shine bright. Put some joy into the world. Be silly, be kind, be encouraging. You never know who you might impact.

Dear Jesus,

This week has been dark and scary. We have been impacted by evil acts that make us want to retreat and hide. This is when we need to let our lights shine even brighter. Help us bring your light to this dark world.

Amen.

 - Ashly Cooley, Counseling & Support Ministries

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Ashly Cooley

Ashly Cooley

Ashly supports the Congregational Care ministry at Resurrection Leawood. She works primarily with our Counseling and Support ministries.

Matthew 5:14-16: “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”

In 1990, I was thirteen and my parents had just moved us to Lawrence, KS. Every morning my mom would drive us in her minivan to school and we would pass a house that had a two-foot stone goose on the doorstep. The owner would dress the goose up in different outfits. On rainy days, it had a yellow plastic hat and a plastic rain jacket. In the winter, the goose would be wearing different coats.

My mom loved driving past this person’s house to see what the goose would be wearing. She and my sister got such delight out of it. I would roll my eyes and try to pretend I was too cool to care but secretly I enjoyed it too. That was 26 years ago and I still remember the goose.

That homeowner has no idea who I am or that I remember that house. She (or he) impacted my family daily, and we never knew their name. They will never know that we received so much joy from them. We are called to shine our lights bright. Sometimes we shine and shine and feel that nobody sees our light, but we don’t always get to know who is benefiting from it.

This week I encourage you to let your light shine bright. Put some joy into the world. Be silly, be kind, be encouraging. You never know who you might impact.

Dear Jesus,

This week has been dark and scary. We have been impacted by evil acts that make us want to retreat and hide. This is when we need to let our lights shine even brighter. Help us bring your light to this dark world.

Amen.

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