Fourth Sunday in Lent

Year A Readings:

  • 1 Samuel 16:1-13
  • Psalm 23
  • Ephesians 5:8-14
  • John 9:1-41

God Knows the Heart

We judge our fellow humans by what we see.
We cannot know for sure what’s in the heart.
God ignores what works for you and me.
God knows the honest truth in every heart.

All of Jesse’s sons were tall and strong.
On looks alone, they set themselves apart.
Samuel was sure that one would be the king,
but God discerned in each a wavering heart.

Samuel anointed Jesse’s youngest son.
For God, David was the future still untold.
David promised to always be at one
with God—and return all sinners to the fold.

Create in me a clean heart, O Lord,
and bring to me a new and willing spirit.
Restore to me the joy of your accord.
Sustain in me forever your Holy Spirit.

NOTE: This poem is now an anthem. My friend Kerry Lewis is the composer. Click this to view the score.

March 22, 2020

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