Monday, 1 September 2008

Sunday September 7th

Readings for this week are:
Ezekiel 33: 7-11
Romans 13: 8-14
Matthew 18: 15-20

A funny little collection of readings, with no real stand out 'stars' among them.
But just as we heard about turning back to God in last week's Jeremiah reading, so there seems to be a theme of turning back to God here. So far I'm thinking about September as a 'back to normality' time of year - 'here we go again' - but in the midst of all the picking up of the same old reins there is a sense of being called to stop and ask just where we're headed and with whom.

I can't get out of my head the last line from a baptism hymn, which speaks of God 'Calling the world to become what it is'.
We should never feel we're on the same old track, because all is shot through with the glory of God.
More thoughts as they emerge, I hope...

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