Tuesday, March 18, 2014


DAILY?READINGS: Exodus 35; Psalms 87-88; Acts 21:1-16

These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.    Acts 1:14 (AV)

Regarding the phrase “with one accord,” scholars tell us: “This is a unique Greek word, with 10 occurrences in the Book of Acts, and this helps us understand the uniqueness of the Christian community. The word, homothumadon is a compound of two words meaning to ‘rush along’ and ‘in unison’. The image is almost musical; a number of notes are sounded which, while different, harmonise in pitch and tone, combine to produce a pleasing result.” Surely if we would see blessing, we should follow the example of the early Church and be in one accord. —W. H. Burnett

We are not divided, all one body we,
One in hope and doctrine, one in charity. —Sabine Baring-Gould