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Thursday 29 August

Passion of St John the Baptist - memorial

Jeremiah 1:17-19, Ps.71, Mark 6:17-29

Lean on God today

I can almost hear John reciting this psalm in prison. ‘In your justice rescue me …’ Yet like Jesus he suffered and died. Where is justice, where is God? Those questions haunt us. Other lines help: ‘Be a rock where I can take refuge…O Lord, you are my hope…On you I have leaned from birth.’ To take refuge in God is to know his presence IN and THROUGH suffering not as some giant hand to pluck us out. God offers his consoling presence and eternal hope to lean against. Lean on God today with your deepest troubles.

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