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11/22 Daily Devotional

Chapel Devotional 

Luke 12:22–27 

He said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat, or about your body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? If then you are not able to do so small a thing as that, why do you worry about the rest? Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. 


耶稣又对门徒说:“所以我告诉你们:不要为生命忧虑吃什么,为身体忧虑穿什么; 因为生命胜于饮食,身体胜于衣裳 你想,乌鸦也不种也不收,又没有仓又没有库, 神尚且养活它。你们比飞鸟是何等地贵重呢! 你们哪一个能用思虑使寿数多加一刻呢(或作“使身量多加一肘呢”)? 这最小的事,你们尚且不能做,为什么还忧虑其余的事呢? 你想,百合花怎么长起来;它也不劳苦,也不纺线。然而我告诉你们:就是所罗门极荣华的时候,他所穿戴的,还不如这花一朵呢! 


Dijo a sus discípulosPor eso os digo: No andéis preocupados por vuestra vidaqué comeréisni por vuestro cuerpo, con qué os vestiréis: porque la vida vale más que el alimento, y el cuerpo más que el vestidofijaos en los cuervosni siembranni cosechan; no tienen bodega ni granero, y Dios los alimenta. ¡Cuánto más valéis vosotros que las aves! Por lo demás, ¿quién de vosotros puede, por más que se preocupeañadir un codo a la medida de su vida? Si, pues, no sois capaces ni de lo más pequeño, ¿por qué preocuparos de lo demásFijaos en los lirioscómo ni hilan ni tejen. Pero yo os digo que ni Salomón en toda su gloria se vistió como uno de ellos. 



For tears, water of life that runs down our faces and connects our lives 

     for the burden of Your creation  

     for the spirit of solidarity  

     for when we are welcomed 

     for the hospitality of indigent people 

     for Your goodness running through the natural resources 

     for the ability to listen to wounded people 

     for the chance to become better humans 

     for the activists, community workers, and prophets  

          who give their lives, gifts, and labor to the people of the world 

     for being together here 

     for the noise of children 

     for the spirit of resistance and rebellious people 

     for clean water 

     the strength and courage to live on in spite of loss 

     for the gift of the others, the families with whom we live 

     for maternal rage 

     for hope that comes from smiles and laughter 

     for faith and patience in the midst of suffering  

We give you thanks, O God. 




Prayer © Adapted from Cláudio CarvalhaesLiturgies from Below (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2020), 88. 


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