BigRead13 Day 44 : Minds

Today’s #BigRead13 post can be found here.

Today we’re asked to think on Romans 12:2:

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.

And with it a snippet from C S Lewis – The Last Battle this time – people who are trapped in a prison of their mind – if they but trusted, they could be helped out, but they cannot trust.

Today’s prayer asks us to be thankful for the transformation God makes in us.

Some music for this evening which helped me think about this – the Agnus Dei from the Missa Bell’ Amfitrit’ altera by Lassus. Tonight isn’t about big drama. It’s about quietly sharing a meal with friends. It’s about what could turn into a bloodbath being defused by Jesus healing the high priest’s slave’s ear that Peter had cut off. And it is about the peace, the calm, that sharing the Eucharist has brought countless generations since – being still, and knowing God’s presence, by harking back to what he asked us to do and, well, doing it.