Jon Kennedy’s ‘Postcards from
his sojourn in Northern Ireland’
What shall it prophet, and
JONAL ENTRY 1299 | JULY 10 2013
. . . those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, indeed it cannot; and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.— from the Epistle to the Romans chapter 8, from today’s
Orthodox lectionary readings
See the homelitical thought below.Diary: After posting yesterday’s thoughts about how much easier it is for me here in Northern Ireland to get opportunities than in San Jose, a friend replied from San Jose to the effect that I am proving the axiom that a prophet is not without honor except in his own country. I don’t doubt the biblical axiom, but her comment gave me second thoughts. . . .