Reading: Ephesians 1:7-8
7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace 8 that he lavished on us.

Thought for Reflection: Have you spotted Paul’s favourite theme in this letter so far. Grace. It’s all about grace. God chose us. God has loved us. God has forgiven us. God has made us his children. None of these things had anything to do with our efforts or merits, they’re all down to God’s loving choice that overrides everything else. He has lavished grace on us – again what a wonderful word, ‘lavished’. Take a moment to reflect on what that says about the nature of our Father.

Prayer: Wow, what a generous God you are! May our love of you and others echo something of your lavish love!