Walking in the Footsteps of Christ- Easter Day A Lenten Journey with the Rule of the Third Order of the Society of St Francis These Reflections which take the Rule of the Third Order as their springboard, were originally published in Lent 2012 are being republished during Easter 2020 as a way of deepening our… Continue reading Walking in the Footsteps of Christ- Easter Day
The Church, came into being on the Day of Pentecost and was suffused with the power of the Holy Spirit. Yet this power is not ourse to wield in worldly ways.
It is a Power to proclaim not to profit
It is a Power to heal not to hurt
It is a Power to comfort not condemn
Becoming a Singular, Sensational Church Words for 7th Sunday of Easter – 24 May 2020 – Parish of Felixstowe A Cyber Sermon from the Vicarage Text: …that they may be one, as we are one. (John 17v1) God give you peace my sisters and brothers. Please click here to watch a video of the song… Continue reading Becoming a Singular, Sensational Church
Being lonely sucks! Enforced loneliness while others are going about their ordinary business sucks even more. Yet it is often int the empty times, the lonely times, when we are able to hear God’s voice more clearly and find light in the midst of the dark.
Lockdown, locked-up, or enfolded?
There are so many voices to confuse us yet if we shut them all out we are even more isolated.
What if we transformed this lockdown into the gift of being safely enfolded with the Good Shepherd when we can listen intently to His words of love and comfort.
There is a world of difference between heartburn and our hearts ‘burning’ within us.
One is to do with over-indulgence and greed, the other demands we get even more involved in the process of giving our lives and our hearts away
The old chorus exhorts us to ‘Reach out and touch the Lord’ but we live in a time when touching brings death instead of life. How do we still sing ‘Alleluia’ at the beginning of an Easter that feels more like Lent.
Answering God is not a task for Lent alone but an every day attitude of listening for God’s voice whispering ‘Where are you?’ and then running towards the One WHo has always called our name.
The light always, always shines brightest in the deepest darkness
Currently, due to Covid-19 restrictions, our parish is running an hour behind the rest of the nation.
Perhaps not a bad thing as looking to the past in times of crisis reminds us of God’s faithfulness then, comfort now and hope for the future