I want to get rid of my cold really soon.
Lemon honey and ginger seems to be working a bit.
A little meditation I’ve written for Church on Sunday:
Slow down, Christmas is coming,
don’t worry it will arrive.
The unwritten cards really don’t matter;
you don’t need to fret about presents still to buy.
The office party is all in the past.
The long journey home, on Christmas Eve,
through sleet or fog or freezing rain;
for now, it doesn’t matter.
Forget about Nigella’s, or Jamie’s or Delia’s time plans.
Don’t fret about what you’ll say to Mum, or your uncle, or your brother when you see them,
or about having to be nice for a whole day.
Don’t worry about what you’ve spent so far,
or haven’t bought yet
or whether they’ll like it
or whether they’ll be there.
Don’t worry if this isn’t how your family does Christmas
or if it doesn’t seem right,
or if you just miss them
and this time of year hurts most.
Christmas is coming,
it will all happen soon.
But there is something more.
God loved people like you
so much that he gave his son.
Christmas is coming
God loved you
So much that he gave his son.
Celebrate what he’s done.
…if you would meet with God-come-to-us,
you must walk away from everything else,
from every other possible source of security and identity,
into the wilderness.
For in the wilderness, not only do you discover that every other possible source of security and identity runs dry…
…you also discover that God Provides.”” —Advent 13 / A light for the Patriarchs
Great stuff from Andrew.
looking forward to a night off at home.
About to be trained to marry people.
A couple of good blogs from other people involved in Form this year.
Hannah leads some of the student work at St Toms and is also on the team helping lead Form with me. She writes really well, particularly about her experiences with God and Church.
Pete is one of our trainees. I love his blog’s name. He goes for a more current affairs/cultural critique approach.
Its cool to see how much people’s personalities show in the way they write.