Church is community. Church is people. It is a place of refuge, a place where everyone belongs. It is a place to find acceptance and love. Church is real people, loving people, GOOD people, living life in the most positive, warm, welcoming and grateful way.
Robin Williams’ tragic death re-ignites long-asked questions about why it’s so challenging to identify and help those at highest risk of self-harm
This is an absolutely astonishing story written by a flight attendant on Delta Flight 15, It was written following 9-11: On the morning of Tuesday, September 11, we were about 5 hours out of Frankfurt, flying over the North Atlantic…. Read More
When you look at the New Testament it gives some examples of how the New Community is supposed to live. Inclusive, giving of all they had, caring for those who miss out on social support structures, looking out for one another, living beside one another. Basically the Gospel is about demonstrating relational living through the fruits of the Spirit.
It’s precicsliy in the hub, in that communion with God, that we discover the call to community. It’s remarkable that solitude always calls us to community. In solitude you realise you’re part of a human family and that you want to lift something together.
Jesus spent the night in prayer. That’s a picture of the fact that prayer is not something you always feel. It’s not a voice you always hear with these ears, it’s not always an insight that suddenly comes to you in your little mind. Henri Nouwen
Jesus established the true order for spiritual work. In the spiritual life, the word discipline means ‘the effort to create some space in which God can act”. Henri Nouwen
I feel that loneliness is one of the silent killers of the 21st century and affects many more people than we care to realize. I know from my own personal experience, that it is very easy hide in the crowd and to have many acquaintances, whilst in reality, being totally alone. Phil Wotton