Sunday 14 May 2017

About Today Readings

5th Sunday of Easter. W. Week I Psalter.
Acts 6:1‑7. Psalms 32(33):1-2, 4-5, 18-19. 1 Peter 2:4-9. John 14:1-12.

Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you — Psalms 32(33):1-2, 4-5, 18-19.

‘Do not let your hearts be troubled.’

It’s all very well for you to talk like that, Lord, but my heart is troubled. It is troubled about the state of war among nations, the enormous destruction that seems moments away from us. It is troubled by anxiety about my own family. It is troubled wondering about my future and where I am going. Lord, these are times when I need hope, when all seems to be so uncertain.

And yet these are times in which hope has its meaning. ‘Trust in God’, you say. I try, Lord. If only I could feel closer to you, it would be easier. I need your presence, calling me to be with you. I know that in dark times you too continued to hope, to trust in the Father’s love and will.

Lord, now is the age for hope: help me to bring the good news of the Father’s promise and abiding love into the darkness of despair.

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