Read…the text with an open mind…then, read it a second time.
Happy are they who have not walked in the counsel of the wicked, nor lingered in the way of sinners, nor sat in the seats of the scornful! Their delight is in the law of the Lord, and they meditate on his law day and night. They are like trees planted by streams of water, bearing fruit in due season, with leaves that do not wither; everything they do shall prosper… Psalm 1:1-3
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…
Direct us, O Lord, with your most gracious favor, and further us with your help; that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in you, we may glorify your holy Name, and finally, by your mercy, obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Respond…seeking clarity and vision to the question…
Tell about a time when Our Diocese helped prepared you to represent Jesus Christ in the world. What made that possible?