Sunday, 11 September 2011

24th Sunday of Ordinary Time

'...he had him thrown into prison till he should pay the debt.' Words from the Gospel of the day.

“Forgive our sins as we forgive,”
You taught us, Lord, to pray;
But You alone can grant us grace
To live the words we say.

How can Your pardon reach and bless
The un-forgiven heart
That broods on wrongs and will not let
Old bitterness depart?

In blazing light Your cross reveals
The truth we dimly knew:
How trifling others’ debts to us;
How great our debt to You!

Lord, cleanse the depths within our souls
And bid resentment cease;
Then, by Your mercy reconciled,
Our lives will spread Your peace.

King James Bible for Inverness Kirking of the Council

A 400-year-old Bible is to be used in a ceremony in Inverness today. This ceremony also dates back to 1611.

The Kirking of the Council will see a procession of Highland councillors and local authority officials.

They will walk from Inverness town house to the city's oldest church, the Old High Church.

The historic ceremony seeks God's blessing on the work of elected members, officers and the life of the city.

Scripture readings will be read from a first edition copy of the King James Bible.

Happy Sunday!

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