five on Friday

“For those who feel their lives are a grave disappointment to God, it requires enormous trust and reckless, raging confidence to accept that the love of Jesus Christ knows no shadow of alteration or change. When Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who labour and are heavy burdened,” He assumed we would grow weary, discouraged, and disheartened along the way. These words are a touching testimony to the genuine humanness of Jesus. He had no romantic notion of the cost of discipleship. He knew that following Him was as unsentimental as duty, as demanding as love.” Brennan Manning.
1 “We need to convey the same urgency and excitement that the disciples felt when they were around Jesus.” Pope Francis on preaching.
2 Your energy is vital. So how is it spent?
3 Learnings from bad days. And theres much to learn.
4 Some small group qualities, right?
5 I believe in the power of the jazz hands – used in moderation of course!!