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Self-sufficient but not independent To be holy means to be different, set apart from the world. In Christ's prayer of today's Gospel story, we see what makes us different: We belong to the kingdom of heaven because Jesus has consecrated…
1) OPENING PRAYER Lord our God,your Son Jesus gave himself totallyto those he loved - that is, to all.Give us a bit of his unselfish lovethat we too may learn from experiencethat there is more joy in giving ourselvesthan in…
Limited Vision The Bible tells of prophets who "err in vision, they stumble in judgment" (Isa_28:7) and of those who "find no vision from the Lord" (Lam_2:9). Christians are too often like the little boy living in East London who…
Reading 1 ACTS 20:17-27 From Miletus Paul had the presbytersof the Church at Ephesus summoned. When they came to him, he addressed them,“You know how I lived among youthe whole time from the day I first came to the province…
Finishing the work despite hardships If we could foresee the hardships that lay ahead of us on our paths of service in the kingdom of God, we'd come up with good excuses not to do it. (Hey, we do that…
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