There is power in words.
There is power to change lives, like when you rehearse and rehearse what you’re going to say, and finally you get up the courage… You kneel down, and open your mouth and say, “I love you. Will you marry me?”
God knows the power of words. In the beginning God spoke into the darkness and said, “let there be light, and there was light.” God’s words always have an impact, and often, so do ours. Words can build people up, or tear them down. Words can bring peace to a troubled mind, and comfort to the dying and inspiration to those looking for direction.
Today the Church celebrates Luke, at first glance a rather unlikely figure to become such a key and enduring influence in the Church. We know from Paul’s Letter to the Colossians that Luke was a Gentile, and a physician. He wrote both the Gospel that bears his name, and also Acts.
There is hope. Don’t forget. There is hope.
Today is the 4th of October: It’s International Zookeeper Day, World Animal Day & St Francis’ Day.
So I want to begin by asking you a question: Who here has a pet? What pet do you have?
In October’s edition of Vision, our parish magazine, there are tasty ideas and some winter warmth…