I recently watched a film called Notes on Blindness about an academic theologian, called John Hull (a real person) who decided to use audiocassettes over 16 years to document and come to terms with his deterioration into blindness.
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I was getting off the train on a mission to get home and this lady was in my way, so as I was about to bless her by cutting her up for the ticket gates I clocked it was on old friend. I had a split second to think - do I stop and talk or cut her up?!
Mothering Sunday provokes varied emotions. Of all things I have experienced, becoming a mother has had the most profound impact on my relationship with God. It has changed how I understand his overwhelming, sacrificial love. It has challenged the way I engage with him (toddlers and 'quiet God time' do not easily mix!)
A few weeks ago I went on a day retreat. I began my retreat with a written ‘conversation’ with God. “Lord, how do you want me to spend this day?”, I wrote. His reply seemed to be “Learn to love me more”. I wrote “What does ‘more’ mean? More often? More intensely? More consistently? More purely?”. He seemed to say “More consistently. Focus on this.
For the last few weeks some members of ECB and Highway Church have been attending a church planting course in London. We are the largest group on the course and I am truly thankful for the commitment of our Churches in Bicester family to joint endeavours to spread the Message of Christ locally. I have found it an amazing experience to go on the course.
Oscar Wilde famously said “I can resist anything but temptation”. A saying I think we can all relate with!