Prayers from our newsletter, chosen by our Lay Chaplain.
‘If you want to make the world a better place, forgive someone for what they’ve said or done’.
Thought: ‘The old self must die for the new and true self to be born’
‘There is no better time for growth than springtime. Lent is the springtime of the spirit.’(Wednesday 1st March is Ash Wednesday)
Thought: “He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.” - Lao Tzu
“Share your bread with the hungry... Then your light shall break forth like the dawn”. (Isaiah)
‘It is Love that brings people back to life’ (Dostoyevsky)
Lord, You teach us truth, Lord, You guide us in the way of love. Lord, You lead us to the joys of heaven.
‘To be baptised is to be christened, which means to recognize that we have been made like Christ.’
This time is a divine wake-up call for us all.
‘Nobody expected Him just like that: a baby, a manger in a stable, young parents from a village in the hills. Nobody expected that His first visitors would be shepherds, little thought of in the eyes of the great. Yes He has come; but not as we expected.'
‘You can only see properly with your heart. Eyes don't see through to the essential.'
Advent calls us to wake up, to arise from our sleep, shake off the dust of routine, habit, custom... and to prepare to let Christ come alive in our lives.