Thursday, 12 October 2017
Reflections at the
end of the day
on ‘A Song of Love’
The conference in Galway is punctuated each day with prayer, at the beginning, in the middle of the day, and at the end of each working day.
Throughout each day of the conference, we are being challenged too to reflect on Scripture in the context of ministry and mission.
These two elements of prayer and Scripture study complement each other and come together in surprising ways.
As I come to the end of this day, this is a Canticle we prayed together at the closing worship yesterday. Our second Canticle, ‘A Song of Love,’ is based on I John 4: 7-11:
A Song of Love
1 Belov’d, let us love one another, for love is of God;
everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.
2 Whoever does not love does not know God,
for God is love.
3 In this the love of God was revealed among us,
that God sent his only Son into the world,
so that we might live through him.
4 In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us
and sent his Son to be the expiation for our sins.
5 Belov’d, since God loved us so much,
we ought also to love one another.
6 For if we love one another, God abides in us,
and God’s love will be perfected in us.
– I John 4: 7-11