Friday 29 January
Getting ready to resource Lent has got me thinking. There is nothing like precising five books, five films and the lyrics to numerous piece of music to drag you off into many areas of thought.
Jonathan Livingstone Seagull by Richard Bach, for example, is a book from my own formation and is akin to this week’s blog because of its focus on self awareness and the subsequent heightening our understanding.
Jesus said that he came to give life in all its fullness.
Thursday 28 January
Matthew 26: 17-35 was the reading at morning prayer the other day. We heard the account from the last supper when Jesus pointed out the one to betray him was the one who dipped the bread in the bowl. Then Judas name is mentioned and we all tend to nod and recognise the “bad ‘un”.
And then one of those moments of awareness.
The account goes on to tell of Jesus predicting the abandonment by all the disciples. Did not they all dip bread with him, weren’t all of them betrayers of trust?
We all look for the Judas without recognising our hand in the dish.
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Wednesday 27 January
Knowledge of Jesus, if only a the slightest amount, gives the possibility, the possibility of self awareness. But more, an ability then to look at others with Christ-like eyes. The reflection back can be immense.
A prayer in this confidence.
O God, the well of life, make us bright with wisdom,
that we may be lightened with the knowledge of your glory
in the face of Jesus Christ our Lord.