Don’t Worry… Be Happy!

A good prompt for us this week during the busy exam season too!



The theme for this week is don’t worry… Jesus said to his disciples in the Gospel “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God still and trust in me.” They struggled to work out how to follow God’s call for them and have direction in their lives and had to be prepared for life when He had gone.

I look at this account pretty simply and a few things are significant.

  1. We will all face troubles in our lives at different times – sometimes small and sometimes really challenging.
  2. We are challenged to think about how we can find direction and meaning. Maybe we need to trust in God and support one another unconditionally.  An African proverb says “If you want to walk fast, walk alone. If you want to walk far, walk together.”
  3. We are part of a community of faith – we need to offer some…

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Will you live life to the full?

Worth a read and a watch from our theme of the week…



The theme for this week is “life” and is based on a Gospel account where Jesus is described as the Good Shepherd and says, “I have come in order you might have life – life in all its fullness”. This challenges us to think about a number of things…

  • What do we value most in our life? It is a challenge to think about how we grasp every opportunity in front of us without allowing life itself to pass us by in the pace of the world we live in. I saw a clip online which captures this well. It is called “Look Up”
  • We could miss so much in our lives without looking up and engaging in the fullest relationships with those around us.
  • What do we at times take for granted? Perhaps we can take the basics for granted in our lives whether it is our freedom, education…

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