This morning, John Bentley preaches on Christ’s appearing to the disciples on the Road to Emmaus. This Gospel story is a powerful witness to Christ’s resurrection life.
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With Christ, we have access in a one-to-one relationship, for, as in the Old Testament, it was more one of worship and awe, a vertical relationship. The New Testament, on the other hand, we look across at a Jesus who looks familiar, horizontal. The combination is what makes the Cross.
Over the past few weeks I have been reflecting on the great diversity within God’s creation. When we look at a wonderful garden we see a unified picture of beauty. Yet that unity is created from the coming together of a wide range of plants and colour. It is sustained by diverse biological processes, the activity of insects/ birds/ animals and humans.
The arrival of spring marks the end of the cross-country season in the running calendar. Right through the winter, runners meet up to tackle tough, muddy terrain, battling all the elements British weather can throw at them. All this, and everyone competing is doing it voluntarily.
It's an exciting time on the farm, the ewes are very heavy with lambs now, their former canter across the field to greet us has given way to a more sedate slow motion waddle, those with triplets and quads in store bring up the rear like battleship cruisers emerging out of the morning mist, wide and low in the water with a precious cargo.
Here is love, vast as the ocean, Loving kindness as the flood...