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The difficult 2nd post…

31 May

Salutations!

I hope you had a great bank holiday weekend…some of ours was spent in A&E with our youngest.  Someone once said to us that with two busy boys we were bound to spend some of our life in A&E, just hadn’t counted on it being quiet so soon! But, he is on the mend now!

Anyhoo…the next prayer;

The next part of John’s gospel focuses in on the fact that Jesus came into the neighbourhood and stayed. He set up residence with the people in his local community. He lived, ate, slept, drank with them. They knew him and He knew them.

This is then how Jesus continue to live as he began his ‘ministry’. Or to be correct his public ministry, as Jesus’ ministry started before the foundation of the world and he came with one express purpose (1 John 3:8b) I think it is fair to say that he was giving Grace upon Grace to all he met from a very early stage in His life before the public part of His ministry started. Jesus lived to make the Father’s heart know, to restore relationship with God. To live with people, to share their tears, their pain, their joys, their hopes and their dreams.

This whole mentality has really started to influence the way we think about things – are we random people doing random acts of kindness or are we known people, who do acts of kindness for people that we know and will see again?

Are we moving into our communities and taking up residence, staying with people, living life with people so that we are there in the joys and sorrows?

Where is God at work in your communities?

Have a read of the Liturgy, think about it and let me know your thoughts,

Grace and peace,

Steve

John 1:14 – 18

The Word became flesh and dwelt among us;

We have seen His glory, the Glory of Jesus.

The Word came in flesh and blood;

We have seen His glory, the Glory of Jesus.

The Word came to the people;

We have seen His glory, the Glory of Jesus.

The Word came to make the Father’s heart known;

We have seen His glory, the Glory of Jesus.

Jesus came to the people and lived with them,

Through the joys, through the tears He stayed with them

He poured his life out for all and from Him we have received Grace upon Grace.

Our eyes have seen the King,

We have seen the Glory of Jesus.

We will live to make the Father’s heart known, 

We will give grace upon grace to all we meet.

Glory to the Father, Son & Spirit now and forever,

Amen

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2 Comments

Posted by on May 31, 2011 in Liturgy Project

 

2 responses to “The difficult 2nd post…

  1. joy blundell

    June 5, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    I like this one even better! and i love the concept of non random acts of kindness – can you unpack it a bit? x

     
    • blogblunders

      June 7, 2011 at 8:46 pm

      Hey Joy, thanks for your message. I will be writing about non randomness next post! Did you use the liturgy at NL? Hope all is well!
      Love to all x

       

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