Read Luke Chapter 6 (you can use a Bible you have, or follow the link)
Jesus healed, and Jesus taught. In word and action he inaugurated new ways of being. Twelve disciples are chosen to share this ministry of love. The image here has been doing the rounds on social media, and powerfully illustrates the gulf between those who have, and those who do not. It may reflect the dichotomy between the Blessings and the Woes… yet ultimately who are the blessed? Jesus teaching recorded here in Luke is similar to that in Matthew from the ‘Sermon on the Mount’ (Matthew 5-7). You may want to read those words too… and perhaps re-read Luke 6… and take time to be thankful for the blessings in life… and to be challenged too in loving service with others.
This advent Strontian, Ardgour and Morvern churches, as so many others will do, will be having special offerings to support those who find themselves welcoming a little support in life… Lochaber Foodbank, Lochaber Hope, Lodging House Mission, Glasgow and Shelter Scotland are charities we will support in the coming weeks… as followers of Jesus continue the ministry of love.
May you be blessed and challenged this Advent…
With love, truth and light…
PS: I hope you can make it along to the Peninsula Carols on Sunday – 7pm at Strontian Village Hall. aksm.org.uk/advent for details of all that’s happening.