Reflections on week gentleness
“About the Lord and his grace and faithfulness he spoke freely; about himself and his service he said nothing."
Living with open hands, mindful of the smallness and lowness of the things I treasure when contrasted with the greatness of God.
A picture of love as a reminder to myself of what love is and the love I know.
How a simple line in one of my readings this week got my very quickly off track.
From John 13. He was both King and servant - and neither of those titles are reserved to working hours. Love is a full-time occupation, after all. Love in the big things, God on the Earth and God on the cross, but also love in the washing of feet in the basin.
From Luke 17. May we serve in such a way that we reach the evening and delight in being a part of our master's household, however menial and tiring the work, rather than bemoaning the aching of our feet after a long day.
From Luke 18. Prayer is about becoming nothing so that God may be everything. That when we decrease, Jesus may increase in our place. We are to be able to say, to use a phrase Miriam Swaffield once used, 'when you see me, see the one who made me'.
Some thoughts on humility. Philippians 2:3-8