Monthly Prayer Topic

Acceptance

Jesus made a cogent observation during his ministry. He said in Luke, “Verily I say unto you, no prophet is accepted in his own country.” Luke 4:24. This is a more common occurrence than we realise. How often have we thought, “My Mom doesn’t know what I’m going through,” or “that so-called expert isn’t qualified to tell me what to do.” What is this resistance to acknowledging wisdom whenever and however it appears? Is it perhaps egotism? Or resentment that our frailties are more apparent that we thought? Shouldn’t we rather be grateful that something holding us back has come to light? Constructive observations always come with a pathway to improvement. Humble acceptance and renewed dedication bring us to fulfilment. Accepting opportunities to grow is the Reading Room’s focus for June.