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Another In-Between-Post: From St. Paul…

Posted by Anne Elizabeth on May 27, 2009

Today’s reading expresses everything that has come down the pike and is still to come.  It is NO COINCIDENCE that the Church cycle had THIS reading  on THIS day:

Acts 20: 28-38

At Miletus, Paul spoke to the presbyters of the Church of Ephesus:

“Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of the LORD which He obtained with the blood of His own.

I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from among your own selves will arise men speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.

Therefore be alert!!!!,

…remembering that for three years I did not cease night or day to admonish every one with tears.

“And now I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.

“I coveted no one’s silver or gold or apparel. You yourselves know that these hands ministered to my necessities, and to those who were with me. In all things I have shown you that by so toiling one must help the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, how He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.‘”

And when he had spoken thus, he knelt down and prayed with them all. And they all wept and embraced Paul and kissed him, sorrowing most of all because of the word he had spoken, that they should see his face no more. And they brought him to the ship. [emphasis added]

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