HE GAVE THE DESTINATION

DAY 171 OF 365 IN 2021 HI GAVE THE DESTINATION Mark  4:35 And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side. This was the background to today's Gospel: Jesus made a statement ' let us cross over to the other side'. At these... Continue Reading →

WEARING YOURSELF WITH WORRY

DAY 170 OF 365 IN 2021 WEARING YOURSELF WITH WORRY It is often difficult to tell anyone not to worry, particularly when you do not stand in their shoes. Since they are the ones tending the fire, they seem best placed to express the intensity of heat they feel from it. But today, Jesus dares... Continue Reading →

REMAIN AVAILABLE

DAY 169 OF 365 IN 2021 REMAIN AVAILABLE 2 Corinthians 11:23-24a I’ve worked much harder, been jailed more often, beaten up more times than I can count, and at death’s door time after time. I’ve been flogged five times with the Jews’ thirty-nine lashes, beaten by Roman rods three times, pummeled with rocks once When... Continue Reading →

STILL, ASK!

DAY 168 OF 365 IN 2021 STILL, ASK! Matthew 6:8 Don’t be like them, for your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him! There are some questions that will always prod some unusual glances and thoughts. Among them is one which stems out from the Gospel today: 'if God knows what... Continue Reading →

PRAY EARNESTLY, NOT TO IMPRESS

PRAY EARNESTLY, NOT TO IMPRESS Matthew 6:5 And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. "Games without fans were dull, gloomy and not... Continue Reading →

LEARN, UNLEARN AND RELEARN

LEARN, UNLEARN, RELEARN Matthew 5:43-44 You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, When one speaks... Continue Reading →

THERE HAS TO BE A DIFFERENCE

THERE HAS TO BE A DIFFERENCE 2 Corinthians 6:10 As God's co-workers we urge you not to receive God's grace in vain. To receive is to be conscious of an offer and be in agreement for it to become part of one's current reality. Therefore, there is an active participation in receiving - it is... Continue Reading →

BECOME THE TARGET

BECOME THE TARGET No one ever wants to stand in front of a target or become one because there is a real risk of being shot by the practice weapon. Using an arrow as an example, even if the end is blunt, there is still some pain to serve as a reminder that one has... Continue Reading →

TRUST

TRUST In this time of lockdowns, 'TRUST' has been on my mind quite a few times. Nearly every single decision is built on Trust - that when you eat, your body will break it down right, that any chair you sit on will hold your weight, when you get on the right bus, your driver... Continue Reading →

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