Read & Consider
Read Numbers 12: 1-3, 10-11
What is it that is gnawing away inside of me, constricting me like an inner wriggling boa? Why this dis-ease? I was simply expressing an opinion to another brother. Yes, I know ‘he’s’ also a brother, a family member, a friend, a humble, wise and gentle soul. Yes, I know it is not my business, but we’re all entitled to our opinions – aren’t we? It’s what we do; we put the world to rights and everyone in it. “What God? What plank in my eye?” My accuser is my conscience. I walk into the room and there is my brother. He smiles. I am deformed by my guilt. Why does the atmosphere, like a curtain, hang so heavy like a cursed darkness? I am condemned from a stage of resentment, a loud oratory whose applause is a separation from my God and my loved ones. Consequences – yes, there are always some.
Over to you
- Forgiveness for any wrong words spoken, resentful attitudes spoken or shown by you
- Forgiveness for any wrong words spoken, resentful attitudes spoken or shown to you
- For the unity of the Church and for hearts that support those leading us through a time of transition
How can you become a solution when there is conflict? Do you need someone to pray with you?
Memorise James Ch 3:10
Optional extra Family activity
Have a family ‘grumbling’ jar for one week. Make yourselves accountable to one another and each time you are caught out grumbling, complaining or back-biting, deposit an agreed amount in the jar. At the end of the week, do something kind and buy a neighbour a gift!
Today’s Pray Today was prepared by Barbara
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