Thought for the Week

PUBLISHED: 08:52 19 July 2011

The Revd Alastair McCollum. Picture by Terry Ife ref mhv 8783-09-11TI

The Revd Alastair McCollum. Picture by Terry Ife ref mhv 8783-09-11TI


Hold on to what is good and true.

I’ve been laid low for a week and a half with a flu bug – which is frustrating as there’s so much going on at the moment, fetes, fayres, rallies, end of term celebrations and much more.

It’s been a good reminder, though, that none of us can take for granted our plans or know what’s coming around the next bend of life.

It’s not that we shouldn’t plan, hope, or prepare, but if we take for granted all we have – including our tomorrows – we risk forgetting what is important about today.

Jesus summed it up by saying ‘seek God’s kingdom first and everything else will be given you’ – by which he seems to mean, get your priorities right, don’t focus on the trivial and meaningless, but on that which is of the greatest value.

Hold on to what’s good, true and right as you live each day to the fullest.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Midweek Herald. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Midweek Herald