Grant, we pray, almighty God,
that, always pondering spiritual things,
we may carry out in both word and deed
that which is pleasing to you.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Collect for the 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Left to our selves we often flounder and fail. To rise above this we need inspiration. The concept and the word are familiar to believers and non-believers alike.
But to the believer such inspiration is not only about the beginning of a new idea or a vision or a different perspective. It is also gift and it a gift that betokens the giver’s intimate relationship with us and the care that is taken of us.
The Lord uses all sorts to communicate the possibility of creative newness to us – word, sacrament, nature, the humdrum of a commonplace day, all sorts…
- Where do you most frequently enounter the Giver and his gifts?
- What might that teach you?
Image of prayer room. Coventry Cathedral. (c) 2018, Allen Morris