Both our New Testament and Gospel readings for today address a key aspect of our calling as Christian disciples: What is to be our attitude to the ‘other’? To the person who is different, or even, as we see it, disadvantaged?
I’ve been thinking this week, probably since our twwg meeting last Sunday, very much about the Eucharist - Holy Communion, The Lord’s Supper, Mass - whatever you like to call it. And i’ve been reflecting that it is now so far removed from life today for most of our communities around us. Why then do we still make it so central to our worship?
In great compassion Jesus takes what little the community has, what it gives freely, blesses that and through it works to transform the world. Such is the fruit of compassion and faith, when humanity and God, work in harmony