A year on from some of the most high profile effects of the worldwide recession, we can look back at so many facts and figures which show what happened and what is continuing to happen as governments work to find a way out of recession as quickly as possible. Some of the figures make sobering reading due to the human cost they point to.
In the midst of great challenges, it’s all too easy to despair. Jesus pointed out that we think in a human way, not as God does. If we saw circumstances but also remembered that God is there for us, we would cope better with what life throws at us.
The readings at the noon SLT service were Psalm 116:1-8, Proverbs 1:20-33, Mark 8:27-end. The reflection follows: