Hope all's well.
See that spider by the way it was about the size of your hand.
She's as fast as a whippet.
He’d go to the end of the earth for you.
We use exaggeration at times to make a point.
Exaggeration grabs our attention.
Jesus did the same. He used exaggeration to make a point.
'Tear out your right eye....cut off your hand...' Not to be taken literally, of course.
In other words, if something in your life hinders your relationship with God, if it stops you from being completely free spiritually, then deal with it, cut it out, cut it away, howk it out.
It might be envy, unforgiveness, a grudge, hate. Cut it out. Get rid of it. Deal with it.
There's always the need to be looking at our lives, examining our consciences to see what might need to be cut away in order for us to be more healthy and free spiritually.
9@9 novena continues. Nine nights saying this short prayer to the Sacred Heart. In these times, it’s good to unite in prayer.
Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
O my Jesus, you have said: 'Truly I say to you, ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you. ' Behold I knock, I seek and ask for the grace of...... (here name your request) Our Father... . Hail Mary... . Glory Be to the Father... .
Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.
I’ll be putting out a special volunteers appeal this Sunday for help regarding our preparations for the reopening of the church. The church has been closed for nearly three months and we look forward to it reopening, but it will very much depend on us having a sufficient number of volunteers to help with various roles.
Hope you have a good day.
P.S. It's good to see some bright signs of the church doors reopening. Visit BCOS.org.uk for guidelines which include the compulsory wearing of facemasks, how to enter and leave the church, distancing, receiving communion, baptisms, weddings and funerals.