Daily Worship

Neighbouring

March 01, 2021 1
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Luke 10: 36-37 (NRSVA)

36 Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbour to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?’ 37 He said, ‘The one who showed him mercy.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Go and do likewise.’

We encounter our neighbour today

at all hours of the day and night

in every hospital

and care home

in makeshift wards

and mortuaries

in the guise of

nurses and doctors

of cleaners and porters

of technicians and drivers

of chaplains and administrators

 

We encounter our neighbour today

in Intensive Care Units

where people struggle for breath

where machines aid breathing

where angels bring comfort

with or without

the equipment

and protection

that they need.

 

We resolve to be neighbours today

with all who need comfort

with all who are overwhelmed

by the demands of their role

to walk with friend and stranger

through every emotion

and question

and cry of despair

as, together, we find a way to bind wounds

and to care for one another.

Companions along the way.

Lent Legacy 2021 Action

Ask God’s forgiveness for the times that we have by our judgemental attitude socially distanced ourselves from others.