Thought for the Day – Saturday 15th August

Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

Matthew 10 : 28

We take so much pride and give so much attention to our bodies, and how our bodies are perceived. There is a whole and very large area of consumerism which makes it their job to emphasise this. We spend much of our lives thinking and worrying about how our bodies are perceived by the outside world.

Yet, when we die, what is absent from this world is our actual body. We have seen through the news the death of so many people, both from COVID-19 and from racist killings that happened in the States. These people may no longer be with us, but what still lives on is their spirit, their legacy, their soul.

Jesus is no longer with us in person, but what he taught, and the impact he made in this world lives on, and it mattered to so many people, which is why we share the message today. So, while we make time to take care of our bodies, make sure to give more time to nurturing your soul, growing in your faith, and letting that speak louder than your outer appearance.

Prayer: Loving God, we give you thanks for your message of love that lives on and is spread today. We thank you for the many ways we are able to nurture our soul through our faith. Help us to spend more of our time focusing on our faith and the impact it has on this world rather than our outward appearance. Amen.

Action: Do something this week to feed your soul.

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