Thought for the Week

Rutherglen Reformer - - News From The Pews -

For many in our com­mu­nity, these past few weeks have been a dif­fi­cult time.

There are many heavy hearts sur­round­ing us. I have felt this very much this week, and am aware of the im­pact this has on those we share our lives with, at home, in our schools, in our work­places and in our so­cial gath­er­ings.

How­ever, what I have also been aware of is the im­mense care and sup­port for each other that hap­pen in these times of need, when we are feel­ing most vul­ner­a­ble.

There is a real sense of to­geth­er­ness, of the right peo­ple be­ing in the right place at the right time to of­fer the care and sup­port needed, or even just to pro­vide a lis­ten­ing ear.

An en­cour­age­ment to the peo­ple around us is just to be kind.

We read in book of Philip­pi­ans, “Let each of you look not only to his own in­ter­ests, but also to the in­ter­ests of oth­ers”.

The in­ter­ests of oth­ers ought to be our in­ter­ests too.

Cer­tainly we look out for our­selves but how can we turn a blind eye when oth­ers have needs.

In our gen­eros­ity God gives back what we let pass through our hands, and when we care and share, God will re­turn this to us also.

With us cel­e­brat­ing Valen­tine’s Day this week, we can fo­cus on the love that we have for those around us.

May we be a peo­ple who re­main open eyed to see and open hearted to feel, with ears open to lis­ten­ing and with open hands to both give and re­ceive of God’s great love.

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