A few months ago I was at a theology group where the question was raised: “How can we be with our international neighbours?” Sam talked about “presence” being the first mark of being with so for most of us being with our international neighbour is not an option.
January 18-25 marks the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The week began in 1908 among an Anglo-Catholic strand of the Episcopal Church in New York State. The founders wanted to extend the notion of atonement from reconciliation with God to reconciliation of the churches.
Epiphany: Finding God
I wonder what brought you to London. Many years ago I came to London hoping to find a satisfying job and seeking a life partner. The day after I arrived, I travelled on the tube to the centre of town, and emerged onto the street. And there was Her Majesty the Queen…
Come as you are
When I look at the crib scene, I see people of all shapes and sizes, of all nationalities, of all backgrounds. It doesn’t matter if you are the large, regal, purple ball or the smaller, slightly scruffy ball. Come as you are; you are loved.
Small Action Big Difference
Brother Lawrence said that ‘We ought not to be weary of doing little things for the love of God, who regards not the greatness of the work, but the love with which it is performed.’ This could be a motto for this year’s BBC Radio 4 Christmas Appeal which uses the slogan ‘Small Action Big Difference’.