Readings for this week:
Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7
2 Timothy 2:8-15
For me there's something here about attitudes:
God tells the exiles to get on and live in Babylon, and not to waste their years in pining for what they've lost.
In the gospel reading, Jesus heals 10 lepers & only 1 comes back to give thanks. I think I want to go beyond the stereotypical Sunday school 'So you should always say thank you, children' to say that it is right for Jesus to heal all 10 even if only 1 thanks him - what's right is right, even if it's unmarked or unmentioned.
I like the Timothy reading too: talking about our identity in Christ.
I don't think we'll quite have time for all 3 readings - so may just go with Timothy & Luke (one of the services includes thanksgiving for the birth of a child). What does it mean to live as people touched by God's love in Christ - even if a lot of the time we don't notice it?