2 Kings 5:1-14; Psalm 30; (Isaiah 66:10-14; Psalm 66:1-9;) Galatians 6:(1-6), 7-16; Luke 10:1-11, 16-20
We were at the lake, my daily walking spot. I had brought a friend who needed to talk. Her head was down as if she were searching for meaning, hope and traces of God’s ways in the ruts of the muddy path. My head was down too, in silent solidarity. We walked. Suddenly I missed a familiar pitter-patter—my dog was nowhere to be seen.