Tuesday 29th September - Icon of the Day
‘I have met this man called Jesus who…stepped out to deliver the good news two thousand years ago. My spirit tells me that He has all the answers I shall ever need, even if He will not give them to me now. Like Peter splashing to the shore from his fishing boat, I shall run to Him one day when I spy Him in the distance because I want so much to be with Him. I shall have breakfast with Him – He will cook it. He has made it possible for me to go to a place where the past cannot strangle the present, and bodies cannot wear out, and tears will be wiped away, and sins will be healed, and we shall very much be ourselves, and things will be as they were always intended to be, and we shall be in the place that we were homesick for but could not identify, and there will be no more religion and it will be divinely ordinary.’
Image: Sun’s rays at Grand Canyon, photographed from Hopi Point, Arizona, USA
Photo by ‘Tuxyso’, 2013, used under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported licence.
In St Mary’s prayer cycle for this month, today we pray for those of our friends we have not been able to see in recent months.
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