I am an emeritus professor from Cornell University and was a Commissioned Lay Preacher in the Presbyterian Church (USA). For many years I have followed the Daily Lectionary as printed in the Mission Yearbook of my church. For each day of a two-year cycle, the lectionary lists four psalms and three other scriptural passages--usually one from the Old Testament and two from the New Testament. My practice is to copy down a verse or two from one of the psalms and from each of the other three passages. After I have written out all four selections, I reflect upon them, rearrange their order, and incorporate them into a meditation. Sometimes I retain much of the original wording; sometimes all that remains of a selection is an idea that was stimulated when I read the original words. All selections are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible. For the Daily Lectionary, see the link below.

Nor Is Anything Secret--Oct. 8, 2016

Holy God, you judge the world with righteousness,
and the peoples with equity.
You well know the charges against us; nothing
is hidden; all comes to light.
Teach us to sow righteousness, that we may
reap steadfast love; it is time
to seek you, that you may come and rain
righteousness upon us.

Lectionary Readings
Ps. 104; 149; 138; 98
Hosea 10:1-15
Acts 25:13-27
Luke 8:16-25
Selected Verses
Ps. 98:9b
[The LORD] will judge the world with righteousness,
          and the peoples with equity.

Hosea 10:12
Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap steadfast love; break up your fallow ground; for it is time to seek the LORD, that he may come and rain righteousness upon you.

Acts 25:27
"…for it seems to me unreasonable to send a prisoner without indicating the charges against him."  [Festus to King Agrippa]

Luke 8:17
"…For nothing is hidden that will not be disclosed, nor is anything secret that will not become known and come to light.  …"  [Jesus to his disciples]

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