In our blog post every Monday we select a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for the upcoming Sunday, and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic.
On October 9, 2016 we will celebrate the Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost. Here is this week's reading from 2 Timothy:
2 Timothy 2:11
The saying is sure: If we have died with him, we will also live with him.
"And now, brothers, I will ask you a terrible question, and God knows I ask it also of myself. Is the truth beyond all truths, beyond the stars, just this: that to live without him is the real death, that to die with him is the only life?"