A slightly different view from my desk today! I’m currently based down in Cambridge at the theological college I work for. Whilst sitting here, I was reflecting how the scene I photographed, must have remained pretty much the same for over a hundred years, inspiring the many occupants that have resided in my current room. There is something quite reassuring about things that remain the same, and conversely, when things are altered, it can throw us. (I wonder if I am alone in mourning the fact that the drink Lilt, a brand I have known for over 50 years, is to be re-named 'Fanta Grapefruit and Pineapple!?').
However, change can be good for us. In the field of physical exercise, rather than always following exactly the same routine, a change of activity can shock the body into new muscle growth and development. I believe this could be true for our spiritual life too. Rather than communing with God in the same way; a set routine whereby we might be operating on auto-pilot, why don’t we look in the forthcoming season of Lent, to risk some changes. Perhaps praying at a different time of day, or in a new way. Here are some examples.
As for me - after posting this email, I’m going to continue to gaze out of my window... and pray!
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