Words of Light and Hope from Sue Page
The theme of Humility is one that is taken up by Jesus on many occasions….those who ‘exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted! Awareness of our own poverty, inadequacy, need and therefore dependence on God is key to our understanding of the God’s blessings….only when we come to Him empty-handed are we able to receive mercy, restoration, spiritual food and all else that is contained in the promises of God
Sheila Walker BRF
‘People must know that God wants them to KNOW him’
‘God has more patience with us than we have with ourselves’
Brother Paolo Taizé
When winter is around us, we cannot see the spring;
But still we know,
Despite the snow,
That spring will come one day.
With night-time’s darkness round us, we cannot see the sun;
But still we know,
As shadows go,
That dawn will break next day.
When seeds are sown in spring-time, we cannot see the flowers;
Bit still we know;
A flower will greet the day.
Though God is all around us, we cannot see His face;
But still we know.
Our love says so
God lives in every day. Donald Hilton
Prayer isn’t a silver bullet to solve our problems,
Nor a magic wand to make everything turn out well;
It is our lifeline to God, so that whatever happens we and God are in it together
Lord, May we let go of the worries, resentments and fears
That we can sometimes hold on to so tightly.
May we open our hands and our hearts to receive freely
All the gifts that we need at this time.
We are surrounded by Your Loving Presence, Lord,
But are aware of our fragility and weakness.
Thank you that we can face our shortcomings
In your merciful embrace.
“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”
Psalm 16 v 11
“So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.”
1 John 4:16