Thursday 7 February 2019
Hebrews 12:18-19, 21-24. Psalm 47(48):2-4, 9-11. Mark 6:7-13.
God, in your temple, we ponder your love – Psalm 47(48):2-4, 9-11.
‘He ordered them to take nothing for their journey except a staff.’
We are developing more and more into a society that relies on material things. How many of us could go out into the world with only a staff? There are not many who could travel so lightly.
Maybe we need to reflect on what we do and don’t need – and consider today’s gospel an invitation to live simply. Do I always desire the latest gadget, app or possession? What of these things are essential to my mission in the world in 2019?
Let us take time today to consider anew our attachments to some of our possessions. Is there some discomfort emerging about what these attachments reveal about my priorities?