Thursday, May 21, 2009

Thursday of Easter 6

It is foreign to us to give praise and thanks to the source of our blessings (Luke 17:11-19, especially v 18). Complaining is more native to our tongues (Numbers 11:1-14). "The devastation of sin is most evident in the difficulty that we have with prayer." (Weedon's New Lutheran Quote of the Day for yesterday, from John Kleinig, *Grace Upon Grace* p. 156)

Lord, we are truly unworthy servants. We have not done our duty. Increase our faith indeed! (Luke 17:5, 10).
(Image from "Evangelicae Historiae Imagines ", published 1593, planned by Jerome Nadal (1507-80), produced by Bernardino Passeri, Marten de Vos, and Jerome and Anton Wierix. Republished in 1594 and 1595 entitled "Adnotationes et Meditationes in Evangelia".)

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