The Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost

I love it when a minister points out something that I had never noticed in the text. Mitch Randall certainly did that this past Sunday. So, this prayer recalls Daniel’s action to save his competitors in Babylon as recounted in Daniel 2.

If there is to be a winner,nthere must be a loser. or so it goes in the games we play,nin games of sport,nand in games of life.

The clever person ensures successnby eliminating the competition.

Guns and knives are too crudenfor our sophisticated times,ninstead we use wordsnto harm reputationsnand rumors to destroy characters.

And then, in the end,nwe can rest contentnin victory,nisolated and alone.

Lord,

Bid us againnto play in your fields,nwhere contact isnnot hand-to-hand,nbut hand-in-hand.

Amen

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