Wednesday 26 April 2017

About Today Readings

St Mark.
1 Peter 5:5-14. Psalms 88(89):2-3, 6-7, 16-17. Mark 16:15-20

For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord — Psalms 88(89):2-3, 6-7, 16-17.

The final chapter of Mark’s Gospel recounts Jesus’ call to his disciples to go out into the world and proclaim the good news to the whole of creation. The disciples are given ‘signs’ or powers they can enact in his name to carry out his work. We are disciples too and although we don’t have ‘powers’ as such we do have gifts we can share with others that illustrate the good news. While spreading Jesus’ message to all can seem a daunting mission in our busy world, it doesn’t have to be. As they say actions speak louder than words and the actions don’t need to be big or grandiose. They can be as simple as bringing in your neighbour’s garbage bin, sbbbaying ‘hello’ to someone while waiting in the supermarket queue or visiting a relative who is often forgotten.

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