Monday 11 September 2017
Colossians 1:24 – 2:3. Psalm 61(62):6-7, 9. Luke 6:6-11.
In God is my safety and my glory – Psalm 61(62):6-7, 9.
‘The Pharisees were watching him.’
These poor Pharisees came to their Sabbath meetings looking for life. Before their very eyes they witnessed a healing, then went home plotting murder against the healer because he had broken a rule of their making. Truly we fashion the blinkers through which we choose to see life.
Writer Tony DeMello tells of a woman who was so preoccupied with getting to church to carry out her devotions that she never noticed the beggars or children along the way who called out to her. One day, she arrived just in time for the service, but the church door was shut tight. In her distress she looked up and saw a note pinned to the door. It said, ‘I’m out there!’