Tuesday 30 April (St George)

Today is Tuesday the 30 April, the feast of St George, in the Second Week of Easter.

Luke Parker sings, ‘Sweet Surrender’. Where might you be being called into surrender in your life?

Today’s reading is from the Acts of the Apostles.

‘The apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus.’  Imagine one of Jesus’s apostles speaking to you about having seen the risen Lord.  How would you feel?

If the rich countries of the world really took this vision on board, of everything being held in common, and distributed according to need, perhaps wealth would be shared out differently among the human family...  Does this seem a sensible dream to you? 

It may not be possible for you to live in the kind of community we’re told about here. But perhaps you might think about what the risen Christ might be asking of you, today, here and now.  As you listen again, perhaps you can ask yourself: is there something which the risen Christ is asking of me?

Spend a little time now thinking about what money means for you.  Perhaps you have more than you need—perhaps you struggle with money problems. Try talking to the risen Christ, or perhaps to some of those early Christian saints, about what faith in the risen Jesus means when it comes to how we spend our money.