February 2020

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?” (Matthew 25:35-40)

I think you will all agree on the fact of how really blessed we are; yet there are those around us and throughout our nation who are doing it tough. Let us always be mindful we are blessed to be a blessing and so let the life of Jesus shine through:

The message bible puts it this way. Live a lover’s life, circumspect and exemplary, a life Jesus will be proud of, bountiful in fruits from the soul, making Jesus Christ attractive to all.

Here is one practical story that demonstrates positive loving action: Martin of Tours was a Roman soldier and a Christian. One freezing day a beggar asked him for alms. Martin had no money but seeing the man blue with cold, he ripped his soldiers cloak in half and gave one part to the beggar. That night he had a dream. He saw Jesus in the courts of heaven, wearing half a cloak. He heard an angel ask, ‘master, why are you wearing that battered old cloak? Who gave it to you? And Jesus replied, ‘My servant Martin gave it me’.

Have a Blessed Month

Ps Gary & Carol