Friday 11th September – Icon of the Day
Abbot Lot came to Abbot Joseph and said: ‘Father, according as I am able, I keep my little rule, and my little fast, my prayer, meditation and contemplative silence; and according as I am able I strive to cleanse my heart of thoughts: now what more should I do?’
The elder rose up in reply and stretched out his hands to heaven, and his fingers became like ten lamps of fire. He said: ‘Why not be totally changed into fire?’
From Thomas Merton: 'The Wisdom of the Desert'
Image: Fog and sunrise in a pine tree, Hurunui, New Zealand.
Photo: D John Pons, 2017 used under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International licence.
In St Mary’s prayer cycle for this month, today we pray for all charities whose fundraising has fallen away.
Please donate if you can!
In these unprecedented times, St Mary’s is reaching out and supporting our community in many ways, especially online. But with Services in church cancelled, we no longer receive income from collections, nor from hiring out the church and hall buildings.
If you can help us financially to continue to offer Christ's love to our community in these difficult times, as those before us have done down the centuries, please consider making a donation by debit/credit card and to Gift Aid it if possible, by clicking this link to 'givealittle':
If you would like to contribute to these reflections, please do email Katherine Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org