Monday 26 August 2019

About Today Readings

1 Thessalonians 1:1-5, 8-10. Psalm 149:1-6, 9. Matthew 23:13-22.

The Lord takes delight in his people – Psalm 149:1-6, 9.

‘We always give thanks to God for all of you.’

Paul celebrates his dear companions in faith at Thessalonica, bringing to mind the many people who are a part of our growing and with whom God blesses us. We have many ‘brothers and sisters beloved by God’, chosen by him to receive the Holy Spirit and bear fruit. Their gifts and abilities can sometimes daunt us, but they grace us with their vision and energy –  God’s touch.

Our growing in wisdom – a lifelong series of beginnings – has God constantly reminding us about deliverance and reawakening. God loves us, through death, to the fullness of life. God brings us to cherish those we see as walking in the valley of the shadow of death, and God inspires us by the heroes who walk with them. Lord, may we recognise you in all your saints as they live your love. Give us a disposition to ‘receive the word with joy’.

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