Thursday 16th May, 2013
Acts 22:30; 23:6-11. Keep me safe, O God; you are my hope. Ps 15(16):1-2, 5, 7-11. John 17:20-26.
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‘I have sent them into the world.’
Lord, your words today are not easy for us to act on. It seems that you are saying that each of us is sent into the world to build the kingdom, just as you were sent into the world by your Father for the same purpose. How do we do this?
There is a saying that we should bloom where we are planted. We take this to mean that we build the kingdom first in our hearts then in those among whom we live who are the other plants in the same garden. We can do this by prayer. The psalmist says: ‘You give power and strength to your people’, and so the peace and love of the kingdom will be spread near and far.