Jesus tells Peter, ‘Truly I tell you, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, who will not get back very much more in this age, and in the age to come eternal life’. Help us to realise, as the ‘Prayer of St Francis’ has it, it is in giving that we receive.
Lord, help us to understand that it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen. – from the ‘Prayer of St Francis’.
Give thanks for the work and witness of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.
Text: Robert McLean, Partnerships Missioner
© Anglican Board of Mission, 2019