“It’s possible that you’ve come to St Martin’s this morning in a state of complete satisfaction with life. However, in the world where we’re tortuously navigating Brexit, where we’re seeing democracy breaking down and a fresh rise in dictatorial leadership, and where we’re facing questions about the sustainability of life on planet earth, you’d need to have closed yourself off to our world to have reached such a state. More likely, if you’ve been keeping yourself open, you’ve found yourself singing along with U2: ‘I’ve run, I’ve crawled, I’ve scaled the city walls – but I still haven’t found what I’m looking for.’”

A sermon from Revd Dr Alastair McKay, delivered on the Eighth Sunday after Trinity.

Readings for this service: Genesis 32:22-31