Daily Worship

An open invitation

James Cathcart March 18, 2020 0 1
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Revelation 22:17 (NRSVA)

17 The Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come.’
And let everyone who hears say, ‘Come.’
And let everyone who is thirsty come.
Let anyone who wishes take the water of life as a gift.

The Spirit and the Bride in the reading don’t assess candidates and means-test the water of life.

There’s no examination.
There’s no theory and no practical.
There’s no certification process.
There’s no prerequisite.
There’s no entry requirement.
There’s no ‘essential’ and ‘desirable’ criteria. 
There’s no criteria.
There’s no evidence required of competencies demonstrated in previous similar positions.
There’s no formal assessment of your pedigree or breeding. 
There’s no informal assessment of your pedigree or breeding.
There’s no interview process.
There’s no isometric testing.
There’s no mention of IQ.
There’s no ranking.
There’s no waiting list.
There’s no backdating.
There’s no credit check.
There’s no spending limit.
There’s no data allowance.
There’s no peak usage small print.
There’s no terms and conditions.
There’s no wiki. 
There’s no FAQ.
There’s no red flags, red tape, red herrings, red balance sheets, red signs, red lights, red carpets or red hands to get caught.
There’s just water.


Dearest Lord,
May we all listen to your open invitation
and partake of the water of life.
Let all God's people say: Amen!

Lent Disciplines

The Transforming Drink: Make time every day this week to thank God for a drink, whether a blessed cuppa, a cool water or a glass or two in celebration. Think about how Jesus lived a human life and regularly had to drink just like us. Give thanks for the drinks you have.