Epiphany 5: – Is. 58:1-12 / Ps. 112:1-9 / 1Cor.2:1-12 (13-16) / Matt.5:13-20

Matt. 5:16 challenges (“let your light so shine in the sight of men, so that, seeing your good works, they may praise your Father in heaven.”) the challenge is to find such a balance between the gratification of honour & encouragement and our human response of selfish pride. The ministry of encouragement is one to which we are all called but it is so much easier to give that receive. When one is the recipient, how we accommodate that receipt is the subject of Ps. 112 to be so steeped in the wonder of God ‘that they may praise your Father in heaven’.

Ian Farquhar
Lay Preacher Launceston North Uniting Church