Saturday 30 May 2020
Acts 28:16-20, 30-31. The just will gaze on your face, O Lord – Psalm 10(11):4-5, 7. John 21:20-25.
‘There are also many other things that Jesus did.’
John conveys the profound impact of Jesus on people: the whole world could not contain the books that would be written about him. So amazing was this man! He encouraged people to change and to be loving, compassionate and just.
Paul’s life had been transformed through his encounter with Jesus. Often his message was challenging to authority and to power, and consequently his own life was often endangered. Nevertheless, he was grounded and freely spoke a message of love! He continued this into his later years, speaking to all who visited him.
How do we receive those with whom we come in contact? Those we know and love, as well as strangers, those different from us, even those who may wish to hurt us. How do we listen? How do we speak? How do we respond? Do people encounter in us a love that surprises and opens them?Email this Print This Page