Nativity of John the Baptist
I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving. This will please the Lord more than an ox, more than a bull with its horns and hoofs. —Psalm 69:30–31
The litmus test for any Christian community must be the love we bear for one another. This mutual love, when it exists, is proof that we really have given up our natural egoism and self-concern and put our hearts into the hands of God. —Paula Huston, Forgiveness
Prayer of the Day
Lord, you know my nature is not to go against the tide of strong opinions. Teach me how to stand, like Zechariah, for what I believe is your will and your truth in the face of those who would try to convince me otherwise. Amen.