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A Living Sacrifice

As the world struggles to visualise and commit to a way of living that will foster abundance, peace, justice and respect for all life, we are encouraged and challenged from within our tradition. Our readings this week (RCL 1 Kings 17:8-16; Psalm 146; Hebrews 9:23-28; and Mark 12:38-44) , as so often, take us into a place of tension and paradox. On the one hand we have the letter of the Hebrews reminding us that Jesus our great high priest has made the ultimate sacrifice once and for all for us as an expression of love without limitations. And then we have this familiar story from the gospels about the widow’s mite and the sacrifice we are called to as disciples on the Way.