Thursday 9th January, 2014

1 John 4:11-18   “…as long as we love one another God will live in us and God’s love will be complete in us…. We ourselves have known and put our faith in God’s love towards ourselves. God is love and anyone who lives in love lives in God, and God lives in them. Love will come to its perfection in us when we can face the day of Judgement without fear;  …. In love there can be no fear, but fear is driven out by perfect love: because to fear is to expect punishment, and anyone who is afraid is still imperfect in love.”

“Religions have become a hindrance, rather than a help, to our shared pursuit of peace and progress. They tend to make us meaner rather than better human beings, less sensitive to the demands of justice, compassion and fellow humanity in our times.”
Swami Agnivesh (Vepa Shyam Rao) (1939-) Indian Social Activist

Mark 6:45-52 “… when they saw him walking on the lake they … were terrified. But Jesus at once spoke to them,‘Courage! It is I! Do not be afraid.’ Then he got into the boat with them, and the wind dropped. They were utterly and completely dumbfounded, because they had not seen what the miracle of the loaves meant; their minds were closed.”

So, What did it mean?