Come to us, O Christ, as the wind that blows the autumn leaves, as the song that soothes the troubled child, as the melody that lifts the anxious spirit. Fill us with affection for you that is unbounded, desire for you that is unrestrained and a yearning for you that throws caution to the winds, and this for your own love’s sake. Amen.Richard Rolle (c.1300-1349)
Architect of all we know, we stand in amazed silence, for we were not there when you spoke all that is into being, and the heavens rejoiced.
Was it in a burst of wonder and glory that everything came forth from nothing?
With your compasses and levels you drew the edges between life and death and set in motion the ticking hearts of atoms.
O maker of me, you thought and plants unfurled, creatures teemed into the corners of all the world, more than we can ever name or know.
And all of this a house for us! Amen.
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”
And out of pity for him, the lord of that slave released him and forgave him the debt. (v. 27)
At the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (vs. 10-11)
2 Peter 1:19-21
... until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. (v. 19)
2 Peter 3:1-7
Where is the promise of his coming? (v. 4)
2 Peter 3:8-10
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief ... (v. 10)
2 Peter 3:11-13
We wait for new heavens and a new earth ... (v. 13)
2 Peter 3:14-18
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. (v. 18)
2 Corinthians 13:1-14