These short readings are those read, day by day, at community prayer in Taizé. The Bible reference given indicates a slightly longer passage.
Thu, 23 February
God says: I am the Lord who acts with faithful love, rightness and justice on earth. Yes, these are the things that please me.
Fri, 24 February
Who is a God like you, Lord, pardoning sins and delighting in steadfast love?
Sat, 25 February
Jesus said: A sower went out to sow. Some seeds fell on good soil and produced a crop — a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. Let anyone with ears listen!
SUN, 26 February
Jesus said: No one can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.
Mon, 27 February
Why are you downcast my soul, and why do you sigh within me? Put your hope in God, for I will praise him yet, my saviour and my God.
Tue, 28 February
We are God’s household, if we hold on to our courage and hope.
Wed, 1 March
Paul writes: We are ambassadors for Christ; it is as though God were making his appeal through us. And we implore you in the name of Christ: be reconciled to God. Now is the time of God’s favour, now is the day of salvation.
2 Corinthians 5:20—6:2
Thu, 2 March
We can say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.” Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today and forever.