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?
- Monday, 25 Oct 2021Guide and govern your Church, O Lord, that we may walk warily in times of quiet and boldly in times of danger; through Christ our Lord. Amen.Franciscan Breviary (13th century)Holy God, our experience of pandemic and lockdown has made us rethink the meaning of place. So often we have focused on buildings and how we […]
- Monday, 25 Oct 2021