Reflections for

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Oct 16, 2016

Jeremiah 31:27-34; Psalm 119:97-104; (Genesis 32:22-31; Psalm 121;) 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5; Luke 18:1-8



“An Engine against the Almighty”
—George Herbert, Prayer (1)

We wrestle, gentle
Jehovah, gentle
beast, or rather ring
bearer, keeper of dirt
and sleet under
streetlights. A kingdom,
weightless, entrusted
to the white palms
of a child. A garden
with a certain desert
distance, an angel
interference: this
late-night duel. I know
the sound of wind
as well as I know
the remnant of your
footprint. Or is that
the mark of my
knees in the dirt?


Revised Common Lectionary © 1992 the Consultation on Common Texts. Used by permission.