- It's very "natural" for us to want the best for our children and those we love. What is that the mother of James and John desires for them? Why is she wrong in this?
- Take a moment to reflect again on your own motivations. Is there anything that you need to address in the light of Jesus response here?
- Is there a particular phrase or verse that speaks to you today? Repeat it slowly and allow the Holy Spirit to speak to you through it.
Please include in your prayers:
- the refugees and the European response to their needs
Eternal God, Light of the nations,
in Christ you make all things new:
guide our nation in the coming days through the inspiration of your Spirit,
that understanding may put an end to discord and all bitterness.
Give us grace to rebuild bonds of trust
that together we may work for the dignity and flourishing of all;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.