Reflection of the week

By Linda Sutton

Posted in Faith

The writer of Mark’s Gospel wastes no time in establishing the authority of Jesus. In the first chapter, Jesus heals Simon’s mother-in-law and teaches in the synagogue “with authority”.

We look to leaders of government, the community and the church for leadership. Some are elected; some are appointed. I am a law-abiding citizen and I respect those in authority, but as a Christian, I acknowledge the authority of God over all aspects of my life.


I pledge my allegiance to you, O God, as Lord of my life. I acknowledge the authority of your Word, to guide me day by day. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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