Five Minutes Peace

Grab a cuppa. Settle down in a comfy chair. Let yourself have 5 Minutes' Peace...
... To yourself away from the chaos of life. To relax. To reflect. To meet with God.

Throughout 2018 URC Youth have been focussing on the theme of Pilgrimage.

Take a few minutes to reflect on the word PILGRIMAGE. 

  • What does this word mean for you? 

  • What images does the word bring to mind? 

  • How would you define the word? 

Watch the YouTube video "What's your Pilgrimage....?", created by Christian Aid Collective

Spend some time reflecting on the questions posed toward the end of the video. 

  • What's the change you want to make? 
  • What's the path you need to walk? 
  • Who are the pilgrims you need to go with? 
  • What's the pilgrimage that you want to take? 

Consider your responses and offer them to God in prayer. 

 

The LORD God said, “It isn’t good for the man to live alone. I need to make a suitable partner for him.” Genesis 20 v 18

In Genesis, we read that the first time God saw something that was not good was when God looked at Adam on his own.

It is not good for man to be alone...and so God gave Adam a companion. Fellowship is important; it is the time and place where many of the Holy Habits are fulfilled.

One of the first things Jesus did in his ministry was to bring a small group of people around him for mutual support and spiritual development. Even at his death, Jesus made sure that his mother Mary would be cared for and not be alone. 

Read more: Together is Better

MusicJourneyTake time today to think of the music which goes with you on your journeys today. Is it pop, jazz, classical or rock music, is it from the charts today or the charts 20 years ago?

How does it make you feel, what is it saying to you today?

Make it your prayer for your journey through today.

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Read: Matthew 22:15-22.

Consider this:

This somewhat odd passage is often used to promote the need for governments; ‘Jesus says pay your taxes, so you must!’ Perhaps something else is going on, however.

Read more: Give to Caesar...