Tag Archives: Jesus

The Relationship between Trust and Forgiveness

In discussing trust at Taizé, we found it very difficult not to digress and begin discussing forgiveness.  A lot of the conversation centred around people trusting someone until that trust was betrayed, and then they would not trust them any more. … Continue reading

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Love, love, love!

Today I went to ‘Love Bath’ – a free festival organised by the churches of Bath for the community.  It was a great chance to get to know people and to meet up with some people who I’d spoken to … Continue reading

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The Light of Life

‘Life is a pure flame, and we live by an invisible sun within us.’ Sir Thomas Browne What is it that drives people to seek God?  Is it the soul, this part of us which makes us ‘in God’s image’ and … Continue reading

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Stay with me, remain here with me: watch and pray.

One thing which I find really beautiful about Holy Week is that we can spend time imagining ourselves there with Jesus, because we know most of what he was doing during this time.  To be given an opportunity to imagine … Continue reading

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A prayer for Holy Week

Heavenly Father; as we move towards the crucifixion and the sacrifice of your Son on the cross this week, help us to remember you in our hearts and minds.  Help us to make the sacrifices necessary in our own lives, … Continue reading

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‘Leave me alone with God as much as may be…’

This prayer by Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne is one which often plays on my mind.  He is a saint renowned for ‘cultivating peace and love, purity and humility’, and that opening line is definite food for thought. I have lived … Continue reading

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