Last night, I watched the Oscar-winning film 'Nomadland'. Set in some of America's bleakest landscapes, the only moments of colour and warmth are those when people show acts of kindness to each other.
Then I read the day's entry in Keeping God in the Small Stuff: Devotions for Every Day': ... have a generous heart, no matter how much or how little you have. If you cling to your possessions, you will never have enough. If you hold them loosely and share with others, you will always have enough'. (1 Tim 6 v 18: Give generously to those in need....).
I still have the NHS 5 Steps to Mental Wellbeing on my fridge door, which include:
* Give to others
Attention - time - money, these resources are all of great value.
So we pray, Lord Jesus, for your blessing on all the acts of kindness and voluntary work undertaken in your name by those in our church at Horley.
With love in Jesus,
Sometimes life doesn’t go the way we expect.
Sometimes life doesn’t give us what we want.
Sometimes we’d like a little help.
Sometimes we need a pint of milk.
Sometimes we run out of bread, or fancy an egg.
Sometimes you’d like to talk.
Sometimes we need to listen.
Sometimes we need help to pray.
Sometimes we just would like a little extra care.
In these extraordinary times, in this crazy situation.
Circumstances beyond our wildest dreams,
beyond our darkest imaginings.
If you feel under pressure and would like a little extra help or an understanding ear. Help with talking to God.
Or a pint of milk, a loaf of bread or half a dozen eggs,
A box of matches or a few batteries.
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