Sunday, 18 October 2015

How much would you pay to get your child back?

10 Minute Daily Retreat - Read the Daily Gospel with a prayerful heart.
By Susanne Timpani (No.165)

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark 10:45
For the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. 

It may take years, but following a time of personal loss, we often hear people say, 'it made me a better person'. From grief, rejection, suffering we learn empathy, develop skills for our next hurdle, and come face to face with unfamiliar parts of ourselves.

In times of tragedy and great trial, many people pray. We pray to a God who, through Jesus, experienced prejudice, ridicule, sadness, physical pain, and eventually, murder. 

Jesus didn’t need to become a better person. He suffered so that we could.  

Susanne Timpani
5 minutes: READ the text slowly.
REFLECT on a phrase or word that struck you.
SPEAK to God about your thoughts.
5 minutes: LISTEN to God speak to you.
RESPOND with a prayer that feels right for you