Monday, November 23 — Psalm 133
1 Kings 15:9–16:14; John 18:1–11
I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with those who are contrite and humble in spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite. Isaiah 57:15
Jesus saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. Mark 6:34
Jesus Christ, you have a knack for turning things upside down. You elevate the humble and lowly. You are the shepherd who dies for sheep who love to wander. You pay the debts your servants owe. You show us paradoxes of the Christian faith. Help us to know your ways, we pray. Amen.