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CAW: Treasure

Christian Aid Week 2023

Day Five

Something to read

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

- Matthew 6:19-21.

A special series of Daily Bible Readings

It's Christian Aid Week 2023. During this week, we will use the Daily Bible Reading space to invite you to reflect on our work in Malawi and to discern connections between that work and a short passage of scripture. Our readings will be shorter than usual. We hope that this will give you time to explore our Christian Aid Week resources to help shape your daily prayers.

Where does your heart lie? What do you value above all else? Jesus asks us to look at the big picture, to be bold and whole-hearted in our commitment to his Kingdom. This doesn't mean turning our back on the world. But it does mean that our focus needs to be on doing God's work in the world, instead of focusing on acquiring more and more stuff. That can be easy to say but hard to do! As I look around me I can see a lot of clutter - so much stuff I don't really need! What will you do this Christian Aid Week to shift your focus to the big picture, to God's intentions for you and for the world?

Search social media or local news to find out what is going on for Christian Aid Week in your area. Pray for all those putting their heart into fundraising for our work in Malawi.

You can also watch a short animation about the impact of Christian Aid's work in Malawi on the Guardian website by following the link below.



Farmers in Malawi Video

Today's contributor is Dr Frances Clemson, Christian Aid's Faith Communications and Just Scripture Specialist.