Theme = ‘sacrifice’
Jesus doesn’t ask us to have perfect faith - he asks us to come to him and trust him, no matter what.
Are you willing to look beyond ‘people like me’ and befriend your neighbour, whoever they may be?
Jesus had to die - his life (and death) are the pattern for his followers; he doesn’t call us to an easy life, but to self-denial and self-sacrifice. He promises to be with us, and to help us live faithfully.
Do we love God with all our heart, with all our soul and with all our mind? What do we hold back?
It is my prayer that in all we do here our focus would be on Jesus. Yes we need to fill more chairs. Yes we need more money. Yes we need to reach out more effectively – but in all that, let our focus first and foremost be fully on Jesus.