Well, another song and a half today, bringing our total to 6. Thanks for the prayers (keep them coming!).
Didn't you love today's first reading? It's on a lot of framed images and bookmarks: "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." But what struck me today was the tone of "witness." Joshua tells the people that they are witnessing each other's commitment, and that even the rocks are witnesses who can be called upon to testify. There's an objectivity to the matter: it's not "private" at all! That's important for us to remember, because our culture insists that certain things stay hidden within the heart. The Gospel can't be one of them, though!