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Bishop Peter Brignall sees the opportunity for our lives to be refreshed by God

11/12/2015 9:26 am

We head to north Wales for today's Advent reflection to listen to Bishop Peter Brignall, the Bishop of Wrexham. He looks at our inestimable worth to God and uses an interesting analogy to show that in the eyes of the Lord we are all equal:

"The £50 note that has been screwed up, trodden under foot, in and out of people's pockets, lost among the laundry, been through the washing machine or thoroughly damaged by use or abuse; is worth no less than the £50 note - crisp and clean - that has been carefully protected in wallets and purses or kept in a safe.

"Thankfully in God's sight we never lose value and so when we come seeking his mercy with hearts sorrowful for things done wrong we can be certain of a kindly compassionate hearing."

We are encouraged to see the Year of Mercy as an opportunity to have our lives refreshed by God.

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The Year of Mercy, given to us by Pope Francis, presents the ideal opportunity to focus on God's mercy and forgiveness.

To mark this, many of the Bishops of England and Wales have recorded special reflections for Advent. One podcast reflection will be uploaded every day throughout the season.

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