Educating for the Lived Gospel #243

The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone (Ps 118)

Psalm 118 was written in the context of the fledgling nation of Israel fighting and defeating surrounding nations. This passage is used in Christianity to refer to Jesus. Jesus was not favourably received by the Jewish establishment yet he is pivotal to our faith. This passage may ring true for some readers in the context of their lives: feeling rejected or an ‘outsider’ but with determination and faith go on to play their part, one that is significant to them.

Our young people need to learn to trust in themselves and their abilities – placed there by the God who loved them into life. They need to learn to be resilient – rising above challenges, ignoring ‘the haters’. While we have our Messiah, this passage can encourage young people to shake off difficulties, use their God-given gifts to the full and play their unique part in their community.

Have a great week!
Patrick

4 thoughts on “Educating for the Lived Gospel #243

  1. First off I want to say great blog! I had a quick question in which I’d
    like to ask if you don’t mind. I was interested to find out how
    you center yourself and clear your mind before writing.
    I have had a tough time clearing my thoughts in getting my ideas out.
    I truly do take pleasure in writing however it just seems
    like the first 10 to 15 minutes are lost just trying
    to figure out how to begin. Any recommendations or hints?
    Cheers!

    • Mostly, I write while I’m travelling on public transport early in the morning. What I’ve discovered is that I can’t force it. I can intend to write – but it won’t happen if my thoughts aren’t ‘gathered’ or conducive. Because of my subject matter, I try to be prayerful and reflective. However, it very much comes to me…or it doesn’t. Great to hear from you…and every best wish with your writing

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