‘You are granted understanding of the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven.’
Jesus tells stories for us to ask questions.
‘Blessed are those who have eyes to see and ears to listen with hearts to understand’
As you sit in presence today allow your story, the one you find yourself in, reveal the questions you want to ask.
What is it that you hear or see that you do not understand ?
Hold those questions as mysteries before the Trinity now.
They are there with you in the middle of these questions and want to bring a new kind of understanding to you.
It is a new knowing in the heart that is beyond the explanations of the mind. It is the presence of God with these mysteries that understanding will be given. As you let go of the striving to know, the struggle to make sense of things that a new point of view will appear.
This is Christ in you, the hope of his glory to be revealed here on earth.
This is his eyes seeing through you, his ears hearing, his mind understanding.
I know this sounds so mysterious and it is.
Thanks be to God that the mysteries of the kingdom can only be understood through the Holy Spirit that he has freely given to us!
Pause here to breathe deeply and pray,
‘Jesus, our brother, friend and teacher , we long to hear and understand the story of our lives.
Give us your ears to listen and your eyes to see the workings of your kingdom around us.
What is it in our lives that you want to re- story and re-create a new way for us to grow in today?
Where do you want to give us a new understanding in our hearts?
May we give you the time to teach us and reveal more of your point of view.
We are in desperate need for hope and direction in our world and in our church today.
We cry out for understanding and wisdom from above.
May your church make room for your Holy Spirit to bring truth to our ears that we will not miss what it is that you desire from us.
So this day, we choose to walk with you, to get up when we fall and learn to begin again with humility of heart.
May we have open eyes to see and open ears to listen.
We ask this all in the beautiful name of the Trinity.’