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!
Thought for the Week
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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.
‘Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives’ (John 14 v 27)
I am mid-way through an interesting ten-week course in Oxford looking at the English Evangelical Tradition. We learned that there were fast growing periods, for example the 18th Century Evangelical Revival under Wesley and Whitefield, but there were also periods of sad decline.