‘Let mutual love continue,’ today’s passage from Hebrews begins, but we are then called to go further. The writer concludes with, ‘Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.’ The implication is that such help is to be sacrificial and open-ended – those we help may be able to return the favour in some way, or they may not. Jesus in the Gospel calls us to practise the same generosity towards those who cannot repay us that God shows towards us – we can’t repay God, above all for what he has done for us through Jesus.
Give thanks for Jesus, ‘the same yesterday and today and for ever’, and pray that you will be filled with his Spirit of love and generosity.
Give thanks for the work and witness of the Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa.
Text: The Rev Ross Cameron, Diocese of Brisbane
© Anglican Board of Mission, 2019