In this week's reflection, Linda Sutton sees Matthew 15:10-28 as a challenge to look past differences and love one another.
Reflection of the week
By Linda Sutton
Posted in Faith
Being diminutive and of slight build can sometimes be a disadvantage. More than once, I have been greeted with words such as: “Ah, there you are. I didn’t see you there.”
It’s easy for any of us to feel lost in a crowd – no matter what our height – and to wonder if we have a place in this vast universe, so wondrously created by God.
The sun, the moon, and the stars of the galaxy lighting up the night sky outshine any illumination devised by human hands.
Along with the Psalmist, we are prompted to ask: “What are we, that you should be mindful of us?” (Psalm 8:5).
We are not just one in a crowd in the eyes of God, for each of us is also part of his creation. Whatever our shape or size, we are valued and loved in the eyes of the One who created us.
Creator God, if I have overlooked another, for any reason at all, or if I have dismissed someone as unimportant, please forgive me. Grant me the grace to appreciate them as your created being, and therefore loved. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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