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
Walking in the Footsteps of Christ – Day 40 Holy Saturday 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… Continue reading Walking in the Footsteps of Christ – Day 40
Humility is often intertwined with service. Yet there can be a service that does not add to humility. True humility is of the earth, ‘humus’, and aims to put itself under the feet of everyone and so supporting all.
The Shorter Catechism tells us that the ‘chief end of man is to love God and enjoy him for ever’. Learning to do all things for love and with joy will transform the world.
Words are at the same time beautiful and ugly, creative and destructive and we must be careful how we use them. But how do we decided when to speak and when to be silent?
All of us desire our times of worship to be deep and intimate times of fellowship with God and each other yet we easily allow ourselves to get in the way of our own prayer.
We try to hide the fact that we are all a little bit broken but God has a way of finding us out and then it is only in the Church that we can find healing.
Too often we come to worship with an agenda pre-written and we rarely come prepared to empty ourselves of all the confusion within us that God may replace the evil within us for good.
Wherever and however we worship we must be careful to not miss meeting God – being good stewards of corporate silence is one way to help us listen better.
We should not be surprised to discover that the fingerprints of our Creator are seen in all of nature and science and art. Yet we are too often loathe to seek God outside of the familiarity of our own faith community