Each weekday morning . . .

. . . the staff team meet to read the Bible and pray for the coming day.

This week, as Christmas and final shopping days approached, we were struck when our readings took us to sixteenth century writer John of the Cross. He wrote, ‘The soul that is attached to anything, however much good there may be in it, will not arrive at the liberty of divine union. For whether it be a strong wire rope or a slender and delicate thread that holds the bird, it matters not, if it really holds it fast; for until the cord be broken, the bird cannot fly.’

 


We Remember and we Look Forward

So its Advent – hooray! (I think).

Advent which means coming and we look back and celebrate and thank God that he came in human form to this old world. And it is an Advent which changes everything, (just re-read today’s quotation.)

But we also speak of a Second Advent, the day when Christ will return again. So all our celebrating is also a straining forward and anticipation of His return.

And tonight, we share communion together. We know that we do this ‘in remembrance’ but we also do it in anticipation. Sharing the bread and wine is a foretaste of that which we will experience when fully united with Christ and as such, that is definitely worth celebrating.