Thought: “He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.” - Lao Tzu

We can view the teachings of Jesus as a challenge for us to dare to be different. To refuse to follow the ways of the crowd and reflect on what is the right way for us. We are each created in the image and likeness of God so that within the depths of each one of us there is a ‘divine spark’; we are much closer to God than perhaps we realise.

Father, we know that You listen each time we pray;
You are the great listener!
Help us to remember to pray; to give You the chance to listen to us.
In our lives, let us meet people who listen.
It is a gift so precious and so rare!
And if You will, let each of us be, in our turn,
listeners to those who need it!
We ask this through Christ our Lord.