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Words of Light and Hope for Rev’d Judith Sweetman

Jesus said to his followers: “Gather up the fragments left over, so that nothing may
be lost.”

David Runcorn, writes: “Every day each of us experiences a few little moments that
have just a bit more resonance than other moments – we hear a word that sticks in
our mind – or maybe we have a small experience that pulls us out of ourselves, if
only briefly…a stranger gives us a piece of bread to feed the ducks, a small child
starts a conversation with us,,,And if we were to collect these small pieces in a
notebook and collect them over a period of months, we would see certain trends
emerge…certain voices would emerge that have been trying to speak through us.
We would realise that we have been having another life altogether, one that we
didn’t even know was going on inside us. And maybe this other life is more important
than the one we think of as being real – this clunky day-to-day world of furniture and
noise and metal. Maybe it is these small moments which are the true story-making
events of our lives.”

A prayer: Lord, help us to notice and gather up the fragments of our lives, through
which you speak to us, so that all are treasured and nothing is lost. Amen.