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“… without the incarnation, Christianity isn’t even a very good story, and most sadly, it means nothing. “Be nice to one another” is not a message that can give my life meaning, assure me of love beyond brokenness, and break open the dark doors of death with the key of hope. The incarnation is an […]

simplicity

“The Christian mission was not directed merely at centres of power. It was consciously aimed at the common people, and the ideals of simplicity and humility were never far from the minds of those who had to propagate their faith…..” Henry Chadwick, The Early Church

more grace….

As you’ve guessed by now, one of my big themes is grace. And I’m always keen to post all that is glorious about God’s captivating grace. So here’s another gem, another moment of celebration. Nadia’s take on this…….. “God’s grace is not defined as God being forgiving to us even though we sin. Grace is when […]

all

have need of grace. all deserve the Fathers kindness. I loved this paragraph from some snatched reading this week. “As Alcoholics Anonymous has shown with such sterling clarity, an addict’s healing journey begins with the recognition that she is powerless, unable to save herself, completely at the mercy of a compassionate God. Indeed, this is […]

first!

“Father in heaven! You have loved us first, help us never to forget that You are love so that this sure conviction might triumph in our hearts over the seduction of the world, over the inquietude of the soul, over the anxiety for the future, over the fright of the past, over the distress of […]

2075

“People often say they are afraid of death – about, as they sometimes put it, having to be nothing after all these lovely years of being something. When they tell me that, I try to focus the problem more tightly. “Let me see if I understand you,” I say. “You’re bothered by the thought that […]

sharing…

Yes. Sharing Jesus remains the most significant question….. “Your role as a Christ follower is simply to be a witness. You don’t have to pound gavels. point fingers and cast blame. All you need to do is tell your story. The beautiful thing about sharing your faith story is that nobody can deny it. No […]

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