Get behind me Satan it's a good line isn't it. Get behind me Satan. When I've used it or heard it used it's almost always been in jest - used to playfully rebuke a temptation of some kind or other. It's such a great phrase.
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
I urge you to embrace the spiritual practice of rest and renewal for Jesus’ sake. Rest, relaxation, and vacation are not only God-given gifts; they are God-directed necessities. But then we must move from the Sabbath rest to the compassion and action of Mission in the world around us.