Welcome poddies to Tea With Two Rev’s for 1st August 2021! I hope you’ve remembered your cuppa, bikkie and Bible today we take an adventure into the Gospel of John.
My guest this week is the wonderful Rev Dr Judy Redman, Minister in Placement at Jesmond Park UCA in New South Wales.
Today’s deep dive into the gospel of John takes us to the declaration by Jesus himself being The Bread of Life. Our conversation takes us into the heart of thinking about how we are fed and nourished by Jesus. See the links below for more goodies that came out of our conversation.
“”“Then what miraculous sign will you perform, so that we may see it and believe you? What will you do?”
John 6: 30
Links to Explore for Application
Pathways To God This is a wonderful resource full of spiritual exercises you can practice to be fed and nourished. I was particularly taken with this page which is an 31 day opportunity to meditate on God’s word using different Ignatian ways to pray. Day 21 is an examen in gratitude.
The captain of the ship looked into the dark night and saw faint lights in the distance. Immediately he told his signalman to send a message” “Alter your course 10 degrees south.”
Promptly a return message was received: “Alter your course 10 degrees north.”
The captain was angered; his command had been ignored. So he sent a second message: “Alter your course 10 degrees south—I am the captain!”
Soon another message was received: Alter your course 10 degrees north—I am seaman third class Jones.”
Immediately the captain sent a third message, knowing the fear it would evoke: “Alter your course 10 degrees south—I am a battleship.”
Then the reply came “Alter your course 10 degrees north—I am a lighthouse.”
In the midst of our dark and foggy times, all sorts of voices are shouting orders into the night, telling us what to do, how to adjust our lives. Out of the darkness, one voice signals something quite opposite to the rest—something almost absurd. But the voice happens to be the Light of the World, and we ignore it at our peril.