The Rt. Rev. Mark Van Koevering has called the Diocese of Lexington to nine days of prayer, reflection, and discernment about the future vision of the diocese. Each day on the blog, St. A’s will share the diocesan guided reflection. We hope you will join us in prayer and discernment as we listen to where God is calling us.
Read…the text with an open mind…then, read it a second time.
A dispute arose among the disciples as to which one of them was to be regarded as the greatest. But Jesus said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those in authority over them are called benefactors. But not so with you; rather the greatest among you must become like the youngest, and the leader like one who serves. For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one at the table? But I am among you as one who serves.” Luke 22:24-27
Look…at the scene in the reading.
Let your curiosity look for God at work in the people and their interactions.
Wait…in prayerful expectation.
Listen…for a word with a willing heart…
Almighty and everlasting God, you gave your apostle Bartholomew grace to
believe and to preach your Word: Grant that your Church may love what he
believed and preach what he taught; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Respond…seeking clarity and vision to the question…
Tell about a time when you experienced God’s Spirit alive and moving within Our Diocese. What was the setting? Describe how you know that the Holy Spirit was present. What made the experience/situation possible?