In a Life of Give and Take, surely Fortune favours the Takers?
Luke 2: 41-52
Mary’s Magnificat is a powerful song for Christmas, before Christmas. Her focus is on God who powerfully keeps His promises.
Marriage between a man and a woman is a temporary sign of Christ’s permanent union with the Church.
Preparing the way for the Lord – living a life of justice with an eternal view.
When we, like Mary, make ourselves available as a servant of the Lord, He will fulfill the plans He has for us and for others through us. Then our spirits will rejoice.
Luke 1: 26-38
Fasting is about drawing close to God with pure motives. The overflow of this is justice and blessing.
Saying ‘no’ to good things to receive more God things
Fasting and praying like Jesus draws us closer to our Father
Jesus asks us to simplify our language – to say what we mean and mean what we say.
First things first
It’s a wonderful life, when we keep it simple
Matthew 6.19-24, 33
God’s promise to us is that, when we are in a time of sowing, we should take comfort, for a time of reaping will come. The harvest awaits, and God will turn our tears to joy.