First Sunday after Trinity - Reflection by Canon Leslie
Today is the First Sunday after Trinity, when the Gospel reading is taken from Luke’s account of the healing of Legion. This narrative demonstrates once again Jesus’ power over the forces of evil. This time the forces of evil are great indeed. The man was called Legion, for many demons had entered him. When exorcised the demons were so powerful that they destroyed a whole herd of swine. Such clear evidence of Jesus’ power over evil deserved broadcasting. The healed man went away proclaiming throughout the city how much Jesus had done for him.
For those of you who wanted to do some thinking and preparation for today’s service during the preceding week, I invited reflection on the image of sharing good news. In today’s picture from one of their books in the World Faiths Today series, Rees and Sara are sharing good news with their friends Michael and Anna.
Lord Jesus Christ,
you told Legion
to proclaim your healing power to the world.
Help us to proclaim
all you have done in our lives,
that your name may be praised;
for you are our God.
Next week, the Second Sunday after Trinity, the reading from Luke’s Gospel brings us to the point in Jesus’ ministry when he set his face to go to Jerusalem. On the way Jesus begins to teach his disciples about the obstacles that they will encounter on their journey. The image to help us prepare for next week’s theme is obstacle course. You can find out more about that theme here https://www.prayerforliverpool.org/prayer-resources.html. We would really appreciate you letting us know how you are using these materials.