But Ruth said, “Do not press me to leave you or turn back from following you! Where you go, I will go; where you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God.
Do not forsake me, O Lord; O my God, do not be far from me; make haste to help me; O Lord, my salvation.
Therefore I tell you, people will be forgiven for every sin and blasphemy, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.
Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Do not give heed to everything people say, or you ay hear your servant cursing you; your heart knows that many times you have yourself cursed others.
Word and Image
offers two parts of my morning ritual, scripture and visual art. I make no
attempt to related the two (as I do in my daily quote and blog entries) and
yet, sometimes that will happen, for as we know God works in mysterious ways.