Many churches throughout the world use a Bible reading schedule called a "lectionary." It's just a fancy word meaning "selected readings." Posts like this reflect on the readings for an upcoming Sunday or other Church holiday, as found in the three-year lectionary.
Psalm 100 calls us to enter the Lord’s presence with thanksgiving. This is not natural for us. While we want to rejoice in the Lord and to know that he is our redeemer, the steadfast one, we also find ourselves faithless. We are quickly drawn away and distracted. It is easy to fall into a spirit of criticism, of grumbling, of grudging obedience.
What is the cure for this attitude? Again and again we are moved to repentance. We ask the Lord to forgive us and to restore us to joy in his presence. We persist. Over time, we gradually find ourselves changed, from the inside out. We find thanksgiving and hope. Let us then persist, asking the Lord to show his steadfast love again.
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