Mon - 22.09.14

Thursday 11th October, 2012
Galatians 3:1-5. Blessed is the Lord God of Israel; for he has come to his people. Luke 1:69-75. Luke 11:5-13.

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‘Which father would hand his son a stone when he asks for bread?’

Evildoers often seem to prosper, Lord. I catch myself wondering why the tough, ruthless ones appear to get on. Then I remember a small boot maker who was asked why the prices of his excellent footwear were only two-thirds of the prices others charged. ‘Because I want to be able to sleep at night’, was his reply.

Justice, service of others, compassion, self-forgetfulness are some of your values, Lord, and they bring your peace to our hearts. Industrial peace will only come if work is regarded as a service of our fellow human beings, as something we can do to help our brothers and sisters. Otherwise the field will be left to greed and mutual hatreds.

We do ask persistently and search and knock, as you told us to, knowing that we shall receive and find and welcome your peace, that peace the world cannot give.



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