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Reflection of the Week - 24 July 2019
Posted in Faith
Your name is above and unlike all others
What would it mean for your Kingdom to come here on earth?
How would submitting to your will, and participating with you in it, recreate this earth to be like heaven?
As you give us this day, may we do our very best, our most loving and our deepest kindnesses to share your life and light with others.
May we do more than remember those who go without bread and daily sustenance - may we recognise that by feeding those who are hungry (physically, emotionally and spiritually), this is part of us celebrating your Kingdom on earth, as it is in heaven.
You are the ultimate activist and advocate - for us here as we often prosper at others expense. Forgive us, and help us to forgive others.
In your mercy for our world, prompt us to rise to the challenge of loving you and loving our neighbours; next-door, interstate and the far reaches of the globe.
In your mercy for us, do not test us beyond our means but deliver us from the evil of close-mindedness and apathy, towards others in need, towards ourselves and towards you.
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