John 1: 1-5 & 14 and Proverbs 8

John 1: 1-5 & 14  and  Proverbs 8

Scripture Readings for Sunday, October 8, 2017

John 1: 1-5 and 14

In the beginning was the Logos,

and the Logos was with God,

and the Logos was God. 

He was in the beginning with God. 

All things came into being through him,

and without him not one thing came into being.

What has come into being in him was life, 

and the life was the light of all people. 

The light shines in the darkness,

and the darkness did not overcome it.

 

And the Logos became flesh and lived among us,

and we have seen his glory,

the glory as of a father’s only son, 

full of grace and truth.

 

Words of Wisdom from Proverbs 8

as composed in The Celtic Treasure

by Philip Newell

 

Wisdom calls to us from the crossroads of life.

She raises her voice and says:

‘To you, O people, I call. My words are to all who live.

Come to me, you who lack understanding.

Hear, for I will speak gracious things

and from my lips will come what is true and right.

I, Wisdom, will offer you awareness and strength of soul.

I walk in the way of right relationships

and along paths of peace.

I give knowledge and understanding to those who love me...

 

So now, my children, listen to me.

Watch for me in the morning

and wait for me at night.

Hear my guidance and be wise.

For those who find me find life

but those who lose me will lose their way.’