This life is given to me from the hand of God…..
As Charlie, Ahmed, Jew, each one of us Jesus stands before creation and before God. His total identification is more powerful than leaders gathering in Paris, than crowds filling the streets, but perhaps a much quieter affair.
The lasting gift of this book to me is the remembrance of beholding, of simply being present before God.
After the earthquake, silence in the garden, Even the birdsong hushed, And the cicadas shocked to stillness. After the earthquake, silence in the garden, Guards like dead men lying, Whilst the risen Christ waits day’s dawning. After the earthquake, silence in the garden, Wailing women running, Spices spilled, lying on the pathway. … Continue Reading
Sarah Cawdell offers a review of Just Love: Personal and social transformation in Christ, a book for Lent.
The handmaid of the Lord sings a great song Which echoes down all evenings in our praise For God whose plans are ages, ages long Whose thoughts are not our thoughts, ways not our ways. Chosen by God in one place and one time To compass in her womb – a little space, The one … Continue Reading
The first in a series of Advent poems, created for each Sunday in Advent.
Inkling Five: Living hopefully by Sarah Cawdell (Read Inklings One, Two, Three and Four) As I return to these pages after some months allow me to remind you of the story so far: I have been exploring some markers of the church in mission, which I propose are present in a community of faith which … Continue Reading
Inkling Four: The Potential and Practice of Hospitality by Sarah Cawdell (Inklings One, Two , Three and Five) One of the more encouraging aspects, for me, of the Christian faith, is that we believe in a materialistic God. God created the world, we learn, from a place where there was only God before, and making … Continue Reading
(Inklings One, Two , Four and Five) To continue at last, to develop my ideas about the mission of the church in rural England. I write from a different place now, as one employed part time and very short term, as a parish priest. I began thinking about rural mission from the outside, watching the … Continue Reading