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Wednesday 15th May, 2013
Acts 20:28-38. Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth. Ps 67(68):29-30, 33-36. John 17:11-19.

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‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’

Paul quotes Jesus in these final lines of his speech at Miletus. This farewell is presented in Acts as Paul’s last will and testament. Obviously, ‘giving’ is considered of utmost importance to Paul.

Such giving can take many forms. Often, it is within our comfort zone like contributions to our local parish. Recently, I have been moved to help in ways that are truly outside my usual limits. For instance, buying a coffee for a stranger, which was quite daunting. The young woman was so taken aback that she could only blush and say, ‘Are you kidding?’

Eventually, she accepted my offer and said it was such a wonderful thing that she would do the same in the future. My ‘blessing’ was that she would pass on this concept of giving. How can we all bless someone today?



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