Reflection – Rev Norman Harrison

I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD. Psalm 116:13
This Mosaic, made up from pieces of glass gathered from the beach close to my home when on Covid-19 Lock-Down walks, is a representation of the Cup of Salvation, or the cup used in the Sacrament of Communion – the Lord’s Supper.
What strikes me most is that those who partake in the Cup of Salvation at the Lord’s command, do so not as perfect souls worthy of partaking, but as a body, made up of broken pieces: broken through the trials and tribulations of life, through illness, suffering, loss and grief, through moral or relational failure, through our human weakness.
I am assured, as I reflect upon this image, that the One whose own body was broken and whose own blood was shed in order to redeem us, enters into our brokenness, so we can rise above it. Through Him, our eyes are orientated upward, so that when we are able to admit we are broken, our hearts may also open to Jesus, the One who can make us whole.
Why not think of things in your life – fractured pieces – and put them together into a mosaic, remembering that Jesus can bring all that is broken back into wholeness.

Reflection – Anna Byrne DC

Find me, God
“We are not people who turn back and are lost. Instead, we have faith and are saved.” Hebrews 10:39.
Prayer
Find me God, I am feeling lost.
Help me to get back on your path.
Find me God, I’m ready to turn back.
Help me to stay with you.
Find me God, I am slowing down.
Help me to know my faith.
Find me God, I want to be with you.
Help me to remember that you never leave.
Amen

Reflection – Anna Byrne DC

Bigger, Better, Faster
“Do not love he world or anything that belongs to the world. If you love the world, you do not love the Father. Everything that belongs to the world – what the sinful self-desires, what people see and want, and everything in this world that people are so proud of – none of this comes from the Father; it comes from the world. The world and everything in it that people desire is passing away; but those who do the will of God live forever.” (1 John 2:15-17)
Prayer
Holy Spirit,
Help me not to love the things of this world.
Give me the wisdom to know that having the latest and greatest
does not bring true happiness.
Give me the courage to say no to people who promise me good times
but only lead me away from you.
Give me the strength to resist the things that promise instant happiness
but in reality bring unhappiness and even death.
Help me to know the difference between the things
that are of God and the things that are only passing away.