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Take The Good News Home

Service:  10:00am Holy Communion

Preacher:  Revd Dennis Cavaghan

Readings:  1 Corinthians 1:10-18 & Matthew 4:12-23

Take the good news home … “How can we overcome the natural reticence, partly cultural, that makes most Christians like the great Canadian rivers in winter, frozen at the mouth?” But take heart, not all of us can put into words what we believe.  Be encouraged by the following description of taking the message to our neighbours and family:

“Not merely in the words you say
Not only in your deeds confessed,
But in the most unconscious way
Is Christ expressed.
Is it a calm and peaceful smile?
A holy light upon your brow?
Oh, no!  I felt his presence while
You laughed just now.
For me ‘twas not the truth you taught
To you so clear, to me so dim,
But when you came to me you brought
A sense of Him.
And from your eyes he beckons me,
And from your heart his love is shed.
Till I lose sight of you, and see
The Christ instead.”   Anon


Oh Lord, help me to care for the souls of my family and neighbours.  Help me to be faithful in prayer for them.  And help me to care enough for them that I will be brave enough to share my faith with them. Amen