Sunday October 21st, 2018

Welcome to our service today.  It’s great to have you here and we would love to invite you to stay after the service and join us for tea and coffee.

As I write this I have just returned from going out for coffee with my Dad. It reminded me of this coffee illustration –

Imagine this – You are holding a cup of coffee when someone bumps into you, making you spill your cup of coffee everywhere. Why did you spill the coffee? You spilled the coffee because there was coffee in your cup. Had there been tea in the cup, you would have spilled tea. The point is, whatever is inside the cup, is what will spill out. Therefore, when life comes along and shakes you (which it will!) whatever is inside us will come out. So we have to ask ourselves the question “What’s in my cup?”. When life gets tough, what spills out? Joy, gratefulness, peace and humility? Or does anger, bitterness, harsh words or other reactions come out? We choose!

Today let’s work towards filling our cups with gratitude, forgiveness, joy, words of affirmation, kindness, gentleness and love for others. Let’s ask the Spirit to develop these things in our lives.

With love & blessings,

Sandra

 

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