five on Friday

“Why did Jesus Christ sacrifice himself to the point of death? Faith answers – to expiate for our sins. Why did he rise in such splendour? To show us the meaning of our redemption. In his death, we recall that we were dead because of sin. In his resurrection instead we have a perfect example of our resurrection in grace. Since Jesus Christ rose immortal to a life of glory, we must say with St. Paul that we too must rise immortal in the life of grace, firmly resolved to never again subject our souls to spiritual death.”  St Pio of Pietrelcina

1 The changing landscape of faith in Britain. By 2050 it’ll have shifted significantly.
2 So what do you love about your church? Here’s five from someone else.
3 A thoughtful piece on the dangers of missionary atheism by John Gray at the Guardian.
4 Vulnerability and the hero-complex in our disciple-making. Well said.
5 Healthy things grow….. further angles on discipleship.

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