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A Clue

Readings for Easter Sunday

Acts 10.34-43, Colossians 3.1-4; and Matthew 28.1-10

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Thursday 20 April

It was all very well for Peter and the other disciples. They lived in a world where most  people believed in God and were happy to talk about religion. Today most people haven’t got a clue about who Jesus was or what he is supposed to have done. Where do we even start? Well, we all have a story to tell and experiences to share – about what we did at the weekend or what we have been reading lately. Peter says that God “has commanded us to preach to the people” – we may not be so sure about that but can we not find ways to talk to others about what our faith means to us and could mean to them?

Question: In a world where people are reluctant to listen to experts and are suspicious of authority, how can we play our part to help  others discover what we have found in Jesus Christ?

 Prayer: Lord, help me to share with someone today a little of who you are and what you have done for me.

 

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Read Between the Lines.

Monday 4th January

I don’t want to worry you….I don’t want to gossip…
I was told in confidence….
And the all-time favourite:
With respect…..
I wish to have a consultation on this……

All these gems, and I’m sure you can think of others, are designed to do exactly the opposite of what they promise not to do. In other words what I am about to say will make you worry, will be gossip, is not going to be confidential in any shape or form, I will neither be respectful or respect you one iota and don’t expect me to listen to you at all.

Just watch the TV News or read the paper or listen carefully….

Oh and never prefix and sentence….. someone might just be listening and take offence!

And look at the Jesus story and you’ll find people trying to trap Jesus in the prefix.