What is faith?

Faith. Hmm. What is faith? Keep the faith. Walk in faith. Have faith. It could be  1. Complete trust or confidence in someone or something.2. Strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than truth.3. A system of religious belief.4. A firmly held belief or theory It’s …

Who is my neighbour?

“Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with …

Assistant Curate’s letter: What is love?

“I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”                                                                                  John 13:34-35 On Sunday we explored these three sentences. What it means to love one another …

Mothering Sunday

This Sunday is Mothering Sunday. A day when we recognise and give thanks for the many different strands of motherhood – both physical and spiritual.  We perceive in the Gospel reading, a mother watching her son die and yet the compassion that Jesus had in asking a friend to take in his mother and love …

What it takes

Genesis 15:1-12. 17-18, Psalm 27, Philippians 3:17-4.1, Luke 928-36 Stories of transformation. Stories of gritting your teeth and getting stuck in and being encouraged from those around you and those who have gone before you. Realising that you’re not the only one who’s gone through or is going through a tough patch. Abraham quite clearly …