Friday 23rd October 2020
“Rejoice in hope, be patient in
suffering, persevere in prayer”.
Hope is not optimism, it is actually
a gift from God’s generous heart.
He has promised never to leave
us even when we have very
difficult and dark times.
He comforts us always and his
mercy to us, lasts for ever more.
The hope enables us to be patient
in our suffering. We are then able
to wait for the good times
that are to come.
Thank you, Lord, for all your great
gifts to us, Faith, Hope and Love.
We are your children and we can
do nothing without You.
This is our prayer to You.
Thanks Be to God.
Today the church celebrates the life and works of St James, the brother of Jesus. (aka. James of Jerusalem). James was leader of the Church in Jerusalem and its first Bishop. James was not one of the 12 but was by all accounts one of those who the risen Jesus appeared to prior to his ascension. James embraced the message that Jesus teaching was for all, Jew or Gentile. James received Paul into the fold after his conversion despite Pauls previous hostility to the followers of “The Way”. It is thought that James was put to death by stoning in about the year 62.