Saturday 25 August 2018

About Today Readings

Ezekiel 43:1-7. Psalm 84(85):9-14. Matthew 23:1-12.

The glory of the Lord will dwell in our land—Psalm 84(85):9-14.

‘I saw the glory of the God of Israel approaching from the east.’

Jesus reminds us that what God desires of us is single-minded devotion. How tempting it is to give God the left-overs – of our time, our interest, our money, our skills, our heart, our thoughts. We justify it with ‘life is so busy’. If we are honest, we choose the busyness and we choose where we place our energy and our time.

Teaching happens most effectively when someone is aware, listening and open. How can we devote ourselves more fully to God as our teacher? Quality time, for a start. Ezekiel stood in silence and heard the voice of God. Are we willing to commit to some silence so that we can truly listen to God?

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