14 May Christian Aid Week
Reflect: ‘Rain is God’s wish, so we are expecting it. If it rains we will celebrate. We will dance. The people, the livestock, even the birds become happy. All creatures celebrate. ’Take a moment to consider how your wellbeing is intertwined with creation and with all those you may never meet.
Respond: Archbishop Desmond Tutu reminds us, ‘We think of ourselves far too frequently as just individuals, separated from one another, whereas you are connected and what you do affects the whole world.’ COP26 has been postponed from this November till next year, but keep praying for it.
Creator God, thank you for the community of creation, for the wonder of sea creatures, for the magnificence of birds in flight, and for the whole family of humanity. Transform our individual isolation into natural interconnection for the flourishing of all and the glory of your name.