Since April 2020, I have been jointly hosting a shared Lectio group on Tuesday evenings. The following are my reflections only, during the prayer session and as I wrote them up. Please see my separate commentary and leaflet for more information about shared Lectio, and here is the whole collection of reflections…
Gospel reading: Matthew 13.36–43
Words: shine like the sun
I recall the Marianne Williamson quote, along the lines of “Shine as a child of God, and thereby give permission to others to shine.” In my garden I prepare the soil, I sow the seeds and water the plants, but I do not do the growing – the plants need the sun and God gives the growth. So it is on the human and spiritual journey. But one day I might shine like the sun in the Kingdom, and partake in God as the image of God (a little I am); and then I might shine on others, and partake in giving them growth.