Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost – 27th August 2017

The stories of prophets like Moses and Jeremiah put words and images to spiritual, transcendent encounters with the holy, that call people out of themselves to live for something more: more faith, more hope, more love. We may not recognize our own spiritual journeys in these larger-than- life tales, but the sense of feeling that God is on our side and that God is present to us in extraordinary ways is something we might well relate to. At least, we can be open to such feelings and encounters. If we only bring our
rational minds to the faith, we might miss whole dimensions of God’s call on our lives. We can develop our peripheral vision and keep watch for the glimpses of God that will surprise and energise us.

In our journeying this week we are challenged to look for signs that God is at work in the world at large and within our own small sphere of experience