Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Psalm 39

Numbers 13:17-27

Luke 13:18-21

I was silent and still;

    I held my peace to no avail;

my distress grew worse,

     my heart became hot within me.

While I mused, the fire burned;

    then I spoke with my tongue:

[Psalm 39:2-3 New Revised Standard Version]

Pastor David Kamphuis
Pastor David Kamphuis

I must defer today to another voice – that of the Reverence David Kamphuis, pastor of Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Youngstown. I have tried to avoid injecting the current Presidential campaign into these Lenten reflections, but after last night’s Super Tuesday election results, Pastor Kamphuis, has written “An Open Letter to All the Candidates,” a passionate outcry that begs to be heard. It echoes the words of the psalmist in Psalm 39, specifically verses 2-3 (see above):

 I urge you to read this outstanding piece, by clicking HERE.

Published by pastorallende

Retired Bishop of the Northeastern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Social justice and immigration reform advocate. Micah 6:8. Fluent in English and Spanish. I enjoy music and sports.

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