Message – This is based on an email I received from
Self isolation and social distancing have suddenly become
very much a part of our lives. Is it strange to think that
during this season of Lent we have all been asked to give up
one of the things that we value the most, our freedom?
During Lent the church family traditionally stops to
remember Jesus’ own 40 days of self isolation in the desert
(Matthew 4). Retreating away from the hustle and bustle of
life has long been part of the monastic experience, but is
one that all too often passes most of us by in our hectic
God makes a way where there’s no way we can see.
‘’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord,
‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you
hope and a future’ (Jeremiah 29:11)’ Could this interruption
of our daily lives allow us to take some time to confirm
God’s plans and paths for us?
- Friday, 30 Jul 2021Shine upon us, O Lord, with the light that surpasses all other light. Cleanse us with the ﬁre that consumes all other ﬁres and ﬁll us with the love that transforms all other loves; for your own name’s sake. Amen. Catherine of Siena (1347-1380)The earth is the Lord’s: every glen and ben, each loch and island, […]
- Friday, 30 Jul 2021