Lectionary readings for today:
Luke 3:1-18[audio http://traffic.libsyn.com/northminsterpc/Sermon_from_12-13-15.mp3]
They pray . . . to make a moment of peace in a landscape of turmoil. They don’t see prayer as a substitute for action, but the beginning. The merit of prayer is what people do after we say Amen.
–Scott Simon’s Commentary ‘Simon Says’