John 4:43-54“Go home,” Jesus said, “your son will live”.
What joy, what gladness must have filled the man’s heart as sorrows became mercies gratefully embraced in the new life of his son.
I reflect on my journey home to new life. ‘Home is where the heart is’ we see on posters. Where is my heart?
Is it held in Jesus’ embrace as I too lavish love on others? Is it bursting with gratitude for the gifts abounding in my everyday life? Or is it too heavy and laden by rejection and fear, too full of pain to let love in or out?
We hold in our hearts today all those who are longing to return home.
PrayGod, shelter of all, we thank you for the miracle of life you give.
We thank you for today when we think of the compassion we have been shown, by a friend, neighbour or colleague.
We thank you for the grace to be compassionate to others.
May we be inspired to fight injustice with your word and your love coursing through us.