Church of England Diocese of Canterbury Sandhurst

Daily Scripture & Reflection

24 Jun 2021, 9:45 a.m.
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Daily Scripture:

And the crowds asked him [John the Baptist], ‘What then should we do?’ In reply he said to them, ‘Whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none; and whoever has food must do likewise.’ Even tax-collectors came to be baptized, and they asked him, ‘Teacher, what should we do?’ He said to them, ‘Collect no more than the amount prescribed for you.’ Soldiers also asked him, ‘And we, what should we do?’ He said to them, ‘Do not extort money from anyone by threats or false accusation, and be satisfied with your wages.’  (Luke 3.10-14)

Daily Reflection:

Jesus’ cousin John deliberately ‘prepared the way’ as he challenged the way people were behaving; he would not have lasted a moment in those countries where governments suppress criticism. To his fellow believers his instruction is to share, and to share generously; others he tells to stick to what is honest. To all his message is to change – to help and not to exploit others. 

David Harmsworth