Saturday 10 December
Jesus said that the poor will have good news brought to them. That leads me to ask ‘Well, what about the rich?’
Compared with times past we are all ridiculously rich. Compared with most people in the world we are all in this country obscenely rich – some of us more than others. At least in terms of money.
Those who have traveled to other parts of the world can testify for the generosity of those who have nothing, for the hospitality of those who can’t afford it.
Of the vibrancy of spirit of those in adversity. Of community – real community – where if I lose my job, my neighbour will feed me. In this country we have so much, and yet we often have so little.
Yes, we need the good news of Christ.
But, do we want it?
Hasten, Lord, the day when people will come from east and west, from north and south, and sit at table in your kingdom and when we shall see your Son and worship. And so today, even with our riches, as we recognise our poverty, help us to live in the light of your coming and give us a longing for your kingdom.
Maranatha: Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.