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Thank you so much for stopping by!
In my last post I shared a link with you to the Catholic People, the official newspaper to the Catholic Archdiocese of Cardiff. It is a really good read so here is the link to the August edition. https://rcadc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Catholic-People-August-2020.pdf
I am blessed to have a monthly column in this publication and below, for inspiration, I am sharing that with you now.
Let Biblical Inspiration Fire Your Imagination!
A 3 minute reading and meditation.
You will need a Bible, a chair, and few minutes alone
“Do not worry about tomorrow: tomorrow will take care of itself.” Matthew 6:34
Do you, like me, feel as if we are in the eye of the Covid-19 storm? As the numbers of infections in Wales, thankfully, plummet we are eager to take advantage of the respite and enjoy a little taste of normality. But as this is the “new normal” - where we must stay alert and keep Covid-safe at all times - there is not that much peace of mind generally to be had.
As Christians though, remembering that we are urged to live one day at a time, we are much better placed to feel secure. When we keep our focus on Jesus we can be sure that we will always be safe; no matter what happens in our lives! I hope the meditation below helps you to stay focused on the present.
1. Read Matthew 6:31-34
2. Sit up straight and close your eyes. Breathe in deeply through the nose. Hold a few seconds. Breathe out through the mouth and as you do so feel the whole of your body relax.
3. Now meditate for a few moments on the fact that Christ does not want you to worry about anything. He wants, instead, your complete trust.
4. Now say this prayer – or one of your own – ‘Dear Lord, I want to trust You, always, but sometimes I find life very scary. Please will you remind me often to stay as close to You as possible, and to feel the security of Your loving presence. I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen’
5. When you are ready breathe in and out deeply as before. Then open your eyes and have a big stretch.
I hope that with Jesus by your side you enjoy a measure of tranquillity each day, no matter what your circumstances.
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