Day 8 – Looking for God

The Lord appeared to Abraham by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat at the entrance of his tent in the heat of the day.
Genesis 18:1

When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them.  Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him.
Luke 24:30-31

Facing this day:  Come to the table and see God.

Day 7 – Midnight Mary’s Love

But the Lord God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?”
Genesis 3:9

But the father said to his slaves, “Quickly, bring out a robe—the best one—and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.      And get the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate;  for this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found!’ And they began to celebrate.
Luke 15:22-24

Facing this day:  Our heavenly Father waits for us to return home.

Realizing who we are

Scot McKnight counsels, “It is so easy to get lost in our plans, in our hopes, in our worries, and in our busyness.  What we need is to come to our senses.  We need to pull off the road and ask ourselves, ‘What are we here for?’  That is a question worth answering, and it is answered with utter clarity when we realize who we are.  We are eikons, designed by God to live the Jesus Creed.” (p 32)

Day 6 – The Eikons of Love

So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
Genesis 1:27

And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord, the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 3:18

Facing this day:  You are an eikon made to love God, love yourself, love others, and love the world.


“The mutual love of the Father, Son, and Spirit form the pattern for the Jesus Creed.  The Jesus Creed summons each of us to dance the dance of the Trinity.” (p 27)

What do you think of McKnight’s use of the imagery of “divine dance” to speak of the mutual love and “mutual indwelling” of the Father, and Son, and Spirit”?