Day Eighteen

Kneeler 82

Psalm 3

3 But you Lord, are about me as a shield:
you are my glory and the lifter up of my head.

4 I cry to the Lord with a loud voice:
and he answers me from his holy hill.

5 I lay myself down and sleep:
I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.

Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of February 25, 2007

Spiritual success
"In the morning, while it was still very dark, Jesus got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed."
Mark 1:35

""Without silence, there is no solitude."
- Richard Foster

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a famous Lutheran pastor who lived in Nazi Germany during World War Two. He actively worked with the underground resistance in an effort to remove Hitler from power. He passionately believed we need both solitude and community for spiritual success. Both are essential.
a selection from our book of daily devotions,
"Living as the Beloved: One Day at a Time,"
by the Rev. Dr. Sandra Bochonok.