An invitation from the Presiding Bishop-elect

The Rev. Susan Russell, has called our attention to this passage in the materials that Episcopal News Service has prepared for this weekend’s investiture of Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori as the new presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church:

Bishop Jefferts Schori’s Saturday homily will be based on Isaiah 25: 1-9, Psalm 98, Ephesians 4:1-8; 11-16, and Luke 4:14-21. Please consider joining her in prayer and contemplation of these texts during the coming week. In the gospel lesson, Jesus reads from Isaiah 61, one of the bishop’s favorite passages, which Jesus takes as his own mission “to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the brokenhearted; to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners; to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor …”

Susan has suggested that the Church share some of this contemplation online. So consider this an invitation to do so.

Here, courtesy of the invaluable folks at Oremus, are links to

The First Lesson

The Psalm

The Second Lesson

and the Gospel.

What do they say to you?

You can share your thoughts in the comment section, or at a blog created just for this purpose.

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