10 Minute Daily Retreat - Read the Daily Gospel with a prayerful heart.
By Malcolm Davies (No.185)
Reading: John 8:31-32
Jesus said: ‘If you make my word your home you will indeed be my disciples, you will learn the truth and the truth will make you free.’
The primary truth that is revealed in the scriptures is God’s total, complete and unconditional love for each one of us.
If you have not had that experience of love, if you see God as a taskmaster in the sky, then every other truth that flows from the Gospel will be distorted.
The call to prayer, worship, service and ongoing conversion can only be understood in the light of the primary revelation that God is love.
Our call to be a disciple is more than a one-off experiential high but is instead based on a steadiness in faith. We are called to abide in the love of God revealed to us in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.
By abiding in the love of God and living committed steady lives of faith we will continue to experience the love of God in deeper ways throughout our life.
Read the scripture slowly.
Reflect on its meaning for you.
Listen for God's voice in the stillness.
Pray for God's blessing upon you