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JESUS, I AM RESTING, RESTING

September 24


JESUS, I AM RESTING, RESTING
Jean Sophia Pigott, 1845–1882
In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength. (Isaiah 30:15)
John Wesley, the flaming evangelist of the 18th century, once stated that Christians must “learn to live with a slack rein.” If that were true then, it is even more necessary in the hectic pace lived today. We all need times of relaxation, rest, and renewal. Even Christian workers can experience “burn-out” while engaged in worthwhile activities for God.
Resting in Jesus is an important development in our Christian maturity. It is something we must learn to practice daily regardless of life’s pressures and circumstances. It must be in the present tense, not a nostalgic memory from the past. Although this principle is easier stated than practiced, we must consciously learn to relax and enjoy God’s presence; to allow God to absorb our inward worries and conflicts; to allow Him to energize us with His love and power.
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Catholic Lectionary

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2011 | ORDINARY TIME
SATURDAY OF THE TWENTY-FIFTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME
YEAR 1

First Reading Zechariah 2:5–9, 14–15a
Response Jeremiah 31:10d
Psalm Jeremiah 31:10–12b, 13
Gospel Acclamation 2 Timothy 1:10
Gospel Luke 9:43b–45


Catholic Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

The Episcopal Church, Book of Common Prayer Lectionary

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2011 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 20, SATURDAY
YEAR 1

Psalms (Morning) Psalm 87, 90
Psalms (Evening) Psalm 136
Old Testament 2 Kings 11:1–20a
New Testament 1 Corinthians 7:10–24
Gospel Matthew 6:19–24


The Episcopal Church, Book of Common Prayer Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2010).