” In Delia Owens’ 2018 novel, Where the Crawdads Sing, the teenage Kya sits by a lagoon which smells ‘of life and death at once, an organic jumbling of promise and decay.’ She watches fireflies ‘scribbling across the night.’ “

A Sermon preached at St Martin-in-the-Fields on 24 May 2020, the Seventh Sunday of Easter, by the Revd Dr Sam Wells.

Reading for this address: 1 Peter 4: 12-14; 5: 6-11