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Tag Archive for ‘affirmation’

Sunday 14 May

FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER Acts 6:1-7; Psalm 33; 1 Peter 2:4-9; John 14:1-12 We are God's own people What a wonderful affirmation we have from Peter – he assures us that we are a chosen race – God's own people! What is my response? In Acts, Paul describes the response of the first century Christians […]

Monday 27 February

Ecclesiasticus 17:24-29; Psalm 32; Mark 10:17-27 If only If only it were possible to be perfect. The man of great wealth in today’s Gospel story comes to Jesus seeking affirmation of his life of virtue and an assurance that it will result in a promise of eternal life. He firmly believes that his life has […]

Sunday 11 May

Fourth Sunday of Easter Acts 2:14,36-41, 1 Peter 2:20-25, Ps 23, John 10:1-10 Mother’s Day We recognize the voices of those we love. We sense their affirmation, tensions, pain, their love. Love is being in relationship – being with others in an intimate, attuned way. We are grateful for those who loved us into being […]

Tuesday 17 September

1 Timothy 3: 1-13, Psalm 101, Luke 7:11-17 Healing hands The parlous state of this Jewish woman without family support moves Jesus to compassion. Amongst the vast array of His healing methods, hands play a vital role. The touch of a hand can convey a thousand messages from affirmation and congratulation right through to healing. […]

Tuesday 13 August

Deuteronomy 31:1-8, Cant. Deuteronomy 32:3-4,7-9, Matthew 18:1-5,10,12-14 Life as performance or surrender to God Being disciples of a wandering rabbi was demanding. They competitively sought affirmation. This lesson must have been shocking. We list child-like qualities; innocence, playfulness, spontaneity, curiosity, thinking, “We should be like that!” But Jesus gave an object lesson in humility. The […]

Please don’t thank me… Oh, all right

DO YOU ever wonder why God is so slow in answering what seems a very worthwhile prayer? I have long requested that I might be less desiring of another’s gratitude, appreciation or affirmation.  So deaf does God sometimes seem to be, it’s as if he wants me to keep that hunger. But that makes no […]