What happens when you reach the top of the tree?
Posted on the , in Thoughts for the Week, by Ashley Hardingham
It was the American Christian leader, Thomas Merton who came up with that well-known phrase, “People may spend their whole lives climbing the ladder of success only to find, once they reach the top, that the ladder is leaning against the wrong wall.”
On Sunday morning we will look at how David has climbed the ladder – the shepherd boy made good – and now enjoys the influence and riches as King of all Israel. It’s not so much that David’s ladder is leaning against the wrong wall, but a question of where will David go now?
This is a story which profoundly connects with the lives of many of us and begs deep questions about the nature and direction of our lives now. On Sunday evening, Sally Hickson will be leading us into communion, reflecting on the gravity of our sin, the grace of God and the joy of forgiveness.