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Daily Reflections (5th Sunday after Pentecost)

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Day 1 (Psalm 145:8) Take some time to meditate on the words about God from this Psalm: gracious; merciful; slow to anger; abounding in steadfast love. Too often we can be quick to think about a judgemental God, ready to identify our faults and condemn us for them. But this is not the God we find in Scripture. We find a God who is incredibly patient: a God that forgives and waits for our response...

Prayer (5th Sunday after Pentecost)

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God of the easy yoke,
We thank you that in calling us you offer life without a heavy burden,
we thank you for the gift of wisdom given to us in our openness to you.

Gospel Reflection (5th Sunday after Pentecost)

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(Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30) It’s funny how we expect people to behave to fit into our ideas of what’s acceptable. I’ve heard people complain about ministers or preachers who are too down-to-earth, too real, perhaps a little too ‘common’. But then I’ve also heard complaints against ministers or preachers who are too detached from people, too intellectual, too ‘stuffy’. Sometimes people will find any...