Monday, March 7, 2016

Seen and Heard

Daily reading: Mark 12:28-44
Monday March 7, 2016

 Focus passage: One poor widow came forward and put in two small copper coins worth a penny. Mark 12:42

A behind the scenes look into Downton Abby revealed that Edwardian aristocracy parents only spent one hour a day with their children at tea time.  The children were raised by nannies and for one hour a day, dressed in their best, they were presented to their parents where the expectation was that they would been seen but not heard.

There is little value placed on someone who is expected to be seen but not be heard.

There are still pockets in our society where the vulnerable are not heard from and perhaps not even seen.

Where are those pockets in your community?  Pray for the people who are not seen and heard today.

Prayer:  God help me to see what is hidden and hear what I have ignored, may it open my heart more the needs all around me and in effect help mold my heart into one of a servants.  Amen.

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