Wednesday 29th July 2020 The sun is shining brightly and gradually warming the air around us. The birds were heard in the dawn chorus and the lambs were bleating while they waited to be fed. We are the lambs in Jesus Christ’s flock here on earth. He is our shepherd and looks after all our needs, whether they are in mind or body. We pray this morning that we are guided onto the holy path, following Christ’s footsteps, loving one another as ourselves. We need to work together to bring peace and equality in every part of our lives here in the UK, but also for everyone throughout the world. We need your help in everything we do, as we can do nothing without you. Thank you, Lord. Amen
Today the church celebrates the lives of Mary, Martha and Lazarus, companions of Jesus. The family were close to Jesus and he shared their hospitality and a number of stories are told in the gospels of their relationships. When Lazarus died, Jesus raised him from the dead after witnessing the grief of the two sisters. The roles adopted by Martha and Mary have traditionally been held up as examples of the contemplative and the active spiritual roles.