Readings for Fourth Sunday in Lent
1 Samuel 1:20-end, Ephesians 5:8-14; 13-17 & John 9
Saturday 25th March
The reading from Ephesians invites us to look at life in a different way. There is a command to turn away from works of darkness, but no particular interest in the details.
The interesting thing is what it means to live as children of the light. At the centre of the story of Samuel is God: to whom Samuel is dedicated. At the centre of the story of the blind man is Jesus, who brings healing and with that healing a challenge to conventional piety and an invitation to look at life differently.
Where Jesus offers the blind man his sight. He offers each of us this capacity: to perceive things his way, God’s way, seeing life as gift and as opportunity.
Thoughts and Prayer: So let us pray for that capacity for ourselves: to look at the world with God’s eyes: interested, loving and appreciating the value of our lives and of those among whom we live.
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Readings for 2nd Sunday in Lent
Genesis 12: 1-4a, Romans 4: 1-5; 13-17 and Matthew 3.1-12
Friday 10th March
“Repent for the Kingdom of God has come near.” Repent. Take some time today and consider where you have turned away from God and other people, ask the Holy Spirit to shed light on those areas which are hidden and which you might avoid thinking about. And then repent – ask for God’s forgiveness in the knowledge that he will cleanse you. And turn and return endlessly towards God. Seek those things which build and avoid those things which destroy. And when you get it wrong, which you will, turn again to God. “Repent for the Kingdom of God has come near.”
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Sunday 3 April
Today we has a simple baptism, the Easter moment.
Turning to Christ, turning to the Easter light.
Not just the candidate but also the whole garnered community.
Easter action pure and active?