Headlines from the New York Times for Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Trump Revealed Highly Classified Intelligence to Russia, in Break With Ally, Officials Say – President Trump boasted about highly classified intelligence in a meeting with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador last week, providing details that could expose the source of the information and the manner in which it was collected, a current and a former American government official said Monday.
The intelligence disclosed by Mr. Trump in a meeting with Sergey V. Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, and Sergey I. Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the United States, was about an Islamic State plot, according to the officials. A Middle Eastern ally that closely guards its own secrets provided the information, which was considered so sensitive that American officials did not share it widely within the United States government or pass it on to other allies.
Readings from Isaiah 55.6-7 for Tuesday, May 16, 2017
God speaks through the prophet and urges us to not delay in seeking God. We have invested our lives in the self-centered pursuit of a consumerism and militarism. The strong words of these verses call us to forsake this way of life and to return with our whole hearts to God.
Isaiah 55.6-7 – Seek the Lord while he may be found, call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake their way, and the unrighteous their thoughts; let them return to the Lord, that he may have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
Prayers for Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Dear God, we forsake a self-destructive lifestyle and return to you. Please help us to respond fully to your love.