This week's reflection focuses Advent and what Christians mean when they talk about "hope".
Reflection of the week
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Sometimes life can seem all about rules. How to do things. What not to do.
Even Christianity can seem that way. Often, we're defined by what we can't do. But what does God actually require of us?
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. – Micah 6:8
Jesus was asked which commandement was the greatest. He replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
Pleasing God and living by His ‘rules’ is simple. Commit today to love God with everything you have, to love others as you love yourself, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God. Ask God to help you in these things.
Lord, give us hearts to know you; hearts that love you wholly and fully, with our soul and mind. Give us compassion and love for our neighbours, and bring us practical opportunities to live out this love. Oh Lord, hear my prayer this day. Amen.
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