Nowadays when most Christians talk about God’s will they mean something detailed and specific. In the Gospels the Pharisees excelled at focussing on the detail of God’s will to the point that they had lost sight of the thrust and heart of God’s plan.
Thought for the Week
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I’ve been thinking more about the spiritual realm lately and how I can often be a bit complacent that there’s a battle going on around us. I happened upon a talk on spiritual warfare by John Paul Jackson, who had, when he was alive, an incredible gift of interpreting dreams. He spoke about there being more than one heaven (God created the heavens…).
As we move towards July, thoughts turn towards ‘holidays’. I am currently on holiday, relaxing on a beautiful balcony in sunny France. The challenge for us all when we are on holiday is, do we relax and unwind or do we unravel? - two very different things!
I’ve been thinking about transition this week. About how sometimes the take-off part of a journey can be the scariest bit (those of you who hate flying I’m sure can relate). These moments in life are often at the point of no return, when you make a decision before you know the whole outcome, or when you commit to a change but need the faith to believe you have what it takes to walk it out.
Today is Father’s Day. Often considered a commercial add-on to a historical Mothering Sunday to balance the books. It has however significant merit. Fathers are important (as are mums) and the reason is that God is, by definition, a parent. We are called to be Children of God.
Earlier this week we successfully handed back the Missional House to the Diocese. This involved a considerable amount of effort from a lot of people. A big thank you to all who helped.