Reflection – Monday 2 November 2020, by Rev Craig Morrison

Call to Worship
(inspired by Matthew 11:29 and Revelation 21:5)

Come all who are weary
of wealth, of poverty, of power, of struggle, of division

Come all who are heavy-laden
with too much, with too little, with anxiety, with fear, with anger

Come all who have hope
for liberation, for peace, for freedom, for the kingdom

Hear these words
“See, I am making all things new.”

Let Us Pray
In all our weakness and strength, with our youth-filled spirits and aging bodies, we come to be your people, O God. Strong in faith and eager with questions, singing our praise and whispering our prayers, we come to be your people, O God.

Filled with saintly determination yet mindful of our human limitations, we come to be your people, O God. Made strong in your endless love for us, we know ourselves to be yours and we come to be your people, O God. May we truly become your people today. Amen.

Here’s a fresh taken on the Beatitudes from Brian McLaren and Rob Bell. It was posted on Third Space.

The Beatitudes
(see Luke 6:20-22, Matthew 5:3-12)

The poor, and those in solidarity with them –
God is on your side.

Those who mourn and feel grief about the state of the world –
God is on your side.

The non-violent, gentle and humble –
God is on your side.

Those who hunger and thirst for the common good –
God is on your side.

The merciful and compassionate –
God is on your side.

Those characterized by sincerity, kindness and generosity –
God is on your side.

Those who work for peace and reconciliation –
God is on your side.

Those who keep seeking justice –
God is on your side.

Those who stand for justice and truth as the prophets did,
who refuse to be quiet even when slandered,
misrepresented, threatened, imprisoned or harmed –
God is on your side!

~ posted on the Third Space blog.…/

Assurance of Grace

You are loved.
Love is the Way.
When you love God, you love others.
When you truly lay down your life for others,
you lay down your life for God.
Give yourself to God by serving others.
Know that in God’s love there is forgiveness,
healing, and reconciliation. Amen.

God bless Africa, God bless Africa, Guard her children, guide her leaders. God bless Africa and bring us peace. Amen


God be in my head, and in my understanding;
God be in mine eyes, and in my looking;
God be in my mouth, and in my speaking;
God be in my heart, and in my thinking;
God be at mine end, and at my departing


Rev Craig G. Morrison HC in ABET (UNISA) Hons BTh (UNISA) AFTS (FedSem) Dip.Bib.Studs (CEBI)

Minister – St. Columba’s Presbyterian Church

327 Hilda, St Hatfield


Published by St. Columba's Presbyterian Church Hatfield

St Columba's Presbyterian Church in Hatfield, Pretoria, South Africa is a Christian Church. Our vision is to be a Christ-centred, bible-believing church that calls all to come and experience the love of Christ, in a welcoming and caring body of believers.

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