St Lawrence | Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 August

This weekend is Saturday the 10 August, the feast of St Lawrence, and Sunday the 11 August, beginning the Nineteenth Week of Ordinary Time.

The Kyiv Chamber Choir, sing the Credo:  “I believe in one God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.” As I start this prayer today, can I join in with this strong, almost exuberant expression of faith? Can I begin by declaring my faith in my God, my creator, my heavenly Father?

This weekend’s reading is from the Letter to the Hebrews.

In previous weeks, we have followed the story of Abraham and Sarah.  Just for a moment, think what it might have been like for Abraham and Sarah, at this stage in their lives, to set out, not knowing where they were going but living on faith?

Can you see parallels in your own life of when you’ve been called out of your comfort zone?  How was that for you?

As you listen again and hear about this old couple risking everything to follow God’s prompting, can you imagine what the experience of being trusted was like for God?

Sometimes God calls us to go somewhere new, sometimes to stay where we are.  What is being asked of you at this time of your life? 

What grace do you need to respond to this call? Ask God for that grace.