Daily Readings for Lectionary Year A
Jesus leaves the Judean countryside and heads for home. There are controversies swirling beyond his control. As Jesus makes his way home he chooses to journey through Samaria, which for some was an area that was avoided due to long-ago conflicts. He comes across Jacob's well, a physical reminder of God's providence for Jacob named in Genesis 33. Perhaps there was some comfort there for Jesus as he traveled home. He was tired. Yet, God would help him find his way as God had done before, as God continues to do today.
In the midst of this unsettled time, when we have been asked not only to go home but to stay home for the safety of our community, how is God reminding you that God will help us find our way?
Yo-Yo Ma posted a gift online yesterday. He wrote: In these days of anxiety, I wanted to find a way to continue to share some of the music that gives me comfort. The first of my #SongsOfComfort: Dvořák – "Going Home”
Antonin Dvorak was a Czech composer who came to New York City in 1893 and wrote this song of what it feels like to think of going home, of making a new home, of finding our way when things are unsettled. May this song be a comfort and a guide in the days to come.