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Today’s Reflection

A note from the author: “Celtic Christians acknowledged God’s presence in every aspect of living—from waking to sleeping, from birth to death, from mundane chores to momentous celebrations. They perceived God’s creation as a holy gift. Gratitude characterized their way of being as they affirmed the source of life and gave thanks through blessings.” (p 12)

FOR A HOME

Bless this house, its windows, its rooms.
May those who live here
Know happiness and safety.

Bless this house, its roof, its doors.
May all who enter here
Be welcomed with generous hospitality.

Bless this house, its hearth, its heart.
May light and love
Live in this place.

—Beth A. Richardson
Christ Beside Me, Christ Within Me: Celtic Blessings

A Celtic blessing from page 67 of Christ Beside Me, Christ Within Me: Celtic Blessings by Beth A. Richardson. Copyright © 2016 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.

Today’s Question

Ask for God’s blessing for the place where you are at this moment. What  Share your thoughts.

Today’s Scripture

“As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”
—Joshua 24:15b, NRSV

Prayer for the Week

Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me.
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Lectionary Readings

(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)

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