Friday 9 December
John the Baptist speaks from his prison. He hears rumours about Jesus and seeks to find out more.
We are all in prisons of one sort or another. Some in a physical prison like John the Baptism, others locked in a prison of fear, of abuse, of pride, of envy, of gluttony, of selfishness, of autonomy. But from within our prisons we hear about God, we hear about his coming to us especially at Christmas.
Let us, like John, find out more about him. Read a book, study the bible, watch or listen to a religious programme. Let us clamour to find out more about “God with us” and then we will find the prison begins to loses its grip on us.
Help us today and every day to worship you, to hear your word, and to place you in the centre, help us to share your hope with others. We ask it in the name of the one who was born in Bethlehem. Amen.