Proper 10 – Year B (2018)

1 Sam 4:1–20; Ps 138; 2 Cor 4:13-5:1; Mk 3:20–35

Rev. Dr. Tim Connor

In the midst of of disheartening new in events around us we receive the words of encouragement, “We do not lose heart.” It is an affirmation deeply rooted in Paul’s experience, overcoming great obstacles in his life and ministry. Day-by-day, even as we experience the simple afflictions of ageing is offers the promise of renewal from within. That inner renewal rests on the gift of the Holy Spirit working in us, a gift that instils an inner strength to face what troubles us. A thankful heart is the mark of our response.