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Friday 22nd March, 2013
Day of penance. Jeremiah 20:10-13. In my distress I called upon the Lord, and he heard my voice - Ps 17(18):2-7. John 10:31-42.

  
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‘At least believe my deeds.’

A friend once told me of her volunteer work on the van that tours Melbourne streets at night serving the homeless and lonely. The team were visiting one of their regulars who lay, close to death, in hospital. Though Brian was barely conscious, my friend, moved by her past friendship and compassion for this man, ran her hand across his forehead, saying softly, ‘You are forgiven, you are forgiven.’ She repeated the action and the words over and over.

Brian died with her fingers still on his forehead, the words of healing and compassion shared between them. It is an exquisite picture. ‘Am I not doing the works of my Father?’ May we follow his Way; may we be the comforters - and the comforted - as the occasion demands.

 

 

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