Cut out a mouth shape. On one side write the theme for today “speaks”.
Place at your focal point.
The opening words of the Letter to the Hebrews are so clear. Yes, God speaks to us constantly, but God’s definitive word to us is Christ Jesus.
Our constant calling, then, is to set ourselves close to Him, to enshrine Him in our hearts. Our relationship to Him is the foundation of our lives and the source of our strength and hope. Without proximity to Him our life of faith loses its heart.
During this Thy Kingdom Come season, let’s renew this best relationship of all and our sense of mission.
Here is one aspect of our mission: that in every circumstance, whether at home or school, at work or leisure, we strive to be ‘a bond of connection between persons’– in the lovely phrase of St John Henry Newman. Building for others a sense of being accepted is a genuine first expression of the life that Jesus brings. We put faith into practice when we recognise and respect the image of God in every person we meet and strive, however simply, to reach out to them. Can our actions echo the truth of Jesus’ words: ‘Come to me all you who are over-burdened, and I will give you rest’ (Matthew 11.28)? Building community, breaking down hostilities: this is the work of our Blessed Lord, so much needed in our troubled world.
Our mission is to be builders, day by day, of this acceptance and unity.
Pause and Pray:
Take time to pray for your five people. Pray that they will know that they are loved and accepted by God and that He desires to speak with them.
‘Living the Kingdom’ Action:
How can you be a ‘bond of connection between persons’ wherever God has placed you?
Find the full version of the TKC Prayer Journal 2023 here.