Tuesday 28th June 2022


Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.
~ Frank A. Clark


 So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets,
as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others.
Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.
But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,
so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
~ Matthew 6:2-4


Extracted from Spiritual Thoughts             


Thought for the Week - Jacquie Peal.  

23 June  2022

I'm sure most of you will have seen the delightful short video of the Queen breakfasting with Paddington bear?   It impressed me enormously that Her Majesty showed such a delightful, puckish sense of humour as well as being able to put dignity aside without losing dignity!
Above all, our Queen has always impressed me with her deep faith, a faith which appears to be the bedrock of her life.  All that she says and does is done in the light of her trust and faith in God.  She is a great example for anyone trying to live by their faith.   Archbishop Sentamu told a story of an occasion when he had a meeting with her in the course of which she invited him to sit.  As they sat talking, he asked her to pray for him.  Her immediate response was to stand up, leaving him sitting, while she prayed silently for some minutes, at the end of which she said, "Amen", and sat down again.
Simple faith, deep faith, unashamed faith;  faith as it should be lived coupled with dignity and humour.  We are privileged to have a monarch who sets us such an example:  pray God that he will give us such strength and courage that we may follow that example.

With love
Jacquie xx

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