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Sunday 6th September - Icon of the Day

At the centre of our being is a point of nothingness which is untouched by sin and by illusion, a point of pure truth, a point or spark which belongs entirely to God, which is never at our disposal, from which God disposes of our lives, which is inaccessible to the fantasies of our own mind or the brutalities of our own will. This little point of nothingness and of absolute poverty is the pure glory of God in us. It is so to speak God’s name written in us, as our poverty, as our indigence, as our dependence, as our birthright. It is like a pure diamond, blazing with the invisible light of heaven. It is in everybody, and if we could see it we would see these billions of points of light coming together in the face and blaze of a sun that would make all the darkness and cruelty of life vanish completely. . . . I have no program for this seeing. It is only given. But the gate of heaven is everywhere.

Thomas Merton


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Image: Gazing at the Milky Way, Lake Pannecière, Morvan National Park, France.

Photo: Benh LIEU SONG, 2019, used under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International licence.

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In St Mary’s prayer cycle for this month, today we pray for our Zoom services and all those who attend.


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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':

https://givealittle.co/campaigns/4360add2-de5e-456a-9958-34f5276a3887

Thank you!

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If you would like to contribute to these reflections, please do email Katherine Cox at kvcox-therapy@gmail.com

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