Aug 1, 2012

Reflection: 1 Kings 8: 41-43

Here’s a reflection on 1 Kings 8:41-43.  It was written by Katherine Hawker.


When a stranger, who is not of your people,
comes from a distant land because they have heard of you--
and they will hear of you, your power and your open door--
when a stranger comes and prayers with you,
then hear my voice calling and do as the stranger asks,
so that all the peoples of the earth may know your name
and know that your name reflects my indwelling.
1 Kings 8:41-43 (paraphrase) 

give to them that seek
not because of their need
not because of their worthiness
give to them that ask
not for our own glory
not to testify to our personal goodness
give to them that seek
to bear witness
to the spirit dancing in our lives

~ written by Katherine Hawker, and posted on Liturgies Outside.