Friday, March 24, 2017

prayer diary Friday 24 March 2017 ( Day of Discipline and Self-denial)

'you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.” 
Mark 12.30

It is from this love of God that all goodness in our lives flow; and this love is shown in our lives in how we show our love for all others.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

haiku: carrot and coal

carrot and coal
together on ground
-the snowman departs

prayer diary Thursday 23 March 2017 ( Day of Discipline and Self-denial)

'Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.' 
Luke 11.23

Our Lord does not appreciate those who sit on the fence. Make your choice and choose wisely; for to refuse to choose is to reject him.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

haiku: green arc through white

green arc through white
leading to where snow
becomes man

prayer diary Wednesday 22 March 2017 ( Day of Discipline and Self-denial)

'whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, will be called least in the kingdom of heaven.' 
Matthew 5.19

It is not only by our words that we teach others, but by the example of our lives. Take care then that you thus teach others to obey God's laws if you hope to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

prayer diary Tuesday 21 March 2017 ( Day of Discipline and Self-denial)

Then Peter came and said to him, ‘Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?’ Jesus said to him, ‘Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times.' 
Matthew 18. 21,22

We hope for forgiveness from God. But as Christ tells us here and elsewhere in Scripture those who would be forgiven must themselves forgive all others.

Monday, March 20, 2017

prayer diary Monday 20 March 2017 ( Day of Discipline and Self-denial)

‘Truly I tell you, no prophet is accepted in the prophet’s home town.' 
Luke 4. 24

The blindness of the people of Jesus time in rejecting him because he seemed to be one who came from among them seems foolish to us today. Yet how many of us behave in exactly the same way, rejecting him even as we call him Lord?