To seek for a king we must abandon all thoughts of our own comfort and look for him in the dark places of the world found betwixt the Stable of Bethlehem and the Cross of Calvary
If it’s not Good News for the wealthy as well as for the poor it’s not Good News for anyone. It is the task of the wealthy to be Good News for the poor themselves.
The centre of the gospel is the call to serve others
Flying home to God is done most easily when you are carrying the least weight
Mark’s Gospel can be frustrating as it seems ‘empty’ of any key teaching by Jesus. But it is out of the emptiness that a multitude is fed.
Speech to General Synod on Safeguarding General Synod – 7 July 2018 Earlier this week a friend sent this tweet: ‘Church, we have got to stop introducing Safeguarding Training with comments like “Sorry, I’m afraid we have to go through the boring safeguarding stuff, it’s the rules” This is part of the problem. Friends for… Continue reading A Safe Place to Grow
National pride – like all pride – can be a good thing but when it turns to a despising of others it becoems hubris and everyone suffers.
In our desire to serve God it is easy to let our light burst in to flame or to hide it. To be part of God’s Chorus Line we must seek to be harmony with each other.
If I am forever looking down at my own fallings and failings I will find it difficult to move forward. If I help others ‘look up’ perhaps I may find help myself.
To Read: Click on song title to watch a video People from Funny Girl People, People who need people, Are the luckiest people in the world We’re children, needing other children And yet letting a grown-up pride Hide all the need inside Acting more like children than children Lovers are very special people They’re the… Continue reading A Song for Lent – Day 8 – Is God ‘people who need people’?