29th January 2017
One of the Bible readings for Sunday is
#Micah 6: 8
What does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
Faced with the turmoil of the world around us:
a new President in America,
discussions over Brexit,
conflict across the Middle East,
as well as the problems that we face closer to home- family dilemmas, illness, financial worries-
what are we to do?
How are we to live?
The words of the prophet ring true for us in the 21st century,
just as they did in the 8th century BC: To act justly and to
love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
Walking humbly with God means emptying ourselves of all
that is “us”, so we can be filled with the fullness of God. Then
his jus6ce and mercy will inspire us in our decision making,
we will begin to see the world through God’s eyes and give
ourselves to work for his purposes.
(a prayer from Roots)
God of love,
amid the conflicts and catastrophes of our times,
may our resolution never waver
to commit ourselves con6nually to the justice, kindness and
humility of which your prophet spoke,
that we, and all whose lives our lives touch,
may experience the blessings that you hold out to us
in your Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Rev Judith Satchell