Psalm: 71
Old Testament: Isaiah 55:1-13
New Testament: Galatians 5:1-15

Christians link arms and protect their Muslim brothers and sisters while they perform their daily prayers (salat) Photo Credit:NevineZaki

For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. (Galatians 5:1)

I write this blog post humbled. I admit that this morning I was rather apathetic about praying the Daily Office; hence the lateness of this post.

And then I saw the picture above….of Christians in Egypt showing incredible solidarity with their Muslim brothers and sisters during a time of tension and revolution.

Here I am bitching and complaining that I have to get up early in the morning to pray….and now…. I am struck by the fact that I live in a country where I don’t need protection to practice my faith. I am free from fear of violence and intimidation by my government.

Right now, in the Middle East…the revolution which started in Tunisia has caught fire throughout the entire region. Citizens are gathering the courage to stand up for what they believe in. More than that, there is a conviction that things will change and change for the better.

Hope is springing eternal, and unfolding right before our very eyes.

Let us never take for granted the freedoms we enjoy…and join our prayers with those who are seeking justice and freedom from oppresssion.+