an interesting initiative by UK churches.


Cairo attack

Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the terrorist attack on the Coptic Church of St Peters in Cairo. Neither God nor Allah commands us to kill in his name, and the killing of innocent people is a cowardly act whatever way you look at it, and no matter what you call it. We pray for peace in our troubled world.





3rd Sunday of Advent

Last Sunday was the 2nd Sunday of Advent, and now we are at the 3rd Sunday already. No blog post was written last week, because even though we Christians are meant to be in a time of preparation and waiting, we too get swept up with the busyness of the season.

So today let us stop and take stock. How is the jar going with the daily blessings in it? Did you find time to do it? Have you found time to read your bible this advent?

For sure the ones who have had the time they need to prepare are probably feeling a lot more peaceful than those of us who have not. They feel ready for the coming of the Lord, whether symbolically at Christmas, everyday as they experience him in their daily lives, or if he was to return with all the angels tomorrow.

The rest of us are in various stages of readiness, and although the bible tells us to be always alert, and prepared, with oil filled lamps for we know not when the Lord will come, we should not feel that we have to be totally prepared, otherwise we have failed. The Lord knows our hearts and only he can judge us. He also knows how we humans are and that life is a whirl, for he made us this way.

So take a moment to relax now. Light a candle, say a prayer, maybe read some scripture, and know that all will be well.

Have a blessed advent week.worship_advent-wreath3_2015