Friday, 26 October 2018


100-Days-Peace-Hope-logo 26 October
17 days to go
No one is really willing to die for an honest person, though someone might be willing to die for a truly good person. But God showed how much he loved us by having Christ die for us, even though we were sinful.
Romans 5:7-8 (CEV)

Edith Cavell was a Christian who served as a nurse and matron in enemy-occupied Belgium during the First World War. She was executed in 1915 for enabling around 200 Allied soldiers to escape to neutral territory. The night before her execution she told the chaplain who shared communion with her: ‘Standing as I do in view of God and eternity: I realise that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hated or bitterness towards anyone.’ Edith understood that Jesus’ greater love commands us to love our enemies as well as our neighbours and friends.

Father God, help me to love and forgive as you love and forgive me. Amen

Catherine Butcher is communications director for HOPE.

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