Friday 19 May 2023

About Today Readings

Day of penance

Acts 18: 9-18. God is king of all the earth – Psalm 46(47):2-7. John 16:20-23.

Anything you ask from the Father he will grant in my name

Sometimes what is granted is far beyond anything we could ask for. A while ago, I needed to have surgery and be in hospital for seven days. As well as relief staff for this period for our community house, I would need assistance for some weeks after returning home. A support worker began planning a roster, but it was difficult. She decided to call a former carer who was on a long holiday in India, alerting him to the situation. His response stunned her. ‘I’ll fly straight back and stay as long as you need me’. He booked the flight and was here before I went into hospital.

Instinctive, selfless generosity like Anthony’s took my breath away. I had left the situation in God’s hands and God took over.

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