The Disciples Said, “Lord, Teach Us to Pray

This meditation is based on a passage for June 6, 2010 in the Daily Lectionary Year 2 from the Book of Common Worship for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (1993).

Text: Acts 10:9-23

Reflection and Question: That I have already reflected several times upon this passage in these daily meditations and in a blog post gives us a measure of how central this account of Peter and Cornelius is as a Scriptural foundation for inclusion of GLBT people in the church. If this passage were simply about food laws it would be meaningless today. But it is about a principle for Christian living: that the body of Christ includes all who are touched by the Holy Spirit. All, period. To what do you apply the lesson of Peter’s dream?

Prayer: Holy Spirit, You inspired Peter with the words, “What God has made clean, you must not call profane.” You inspired Cornelius to reach out to a stranger and listen to him. Inspire us in our time to see beyond the horizon of our minds. Amen.