Dydd Gwyl Dewi Dedwydd! – or for the non Welsh speakers amongst us; Happy St David’s day!
As well as some spectacular miracles, Dewi – Sant (St David) is remembered for the words of his last sermon where he encouraged his congregations to:
“Be joyful, and keep your faith and your creed. Do the little things that you have seen me do and heard about. And you and I will walk the path that our fathers have trod before us”
A church I am familiar with used to have the motto: “Doing small things well” – a recognition that to display faithfulness in the small areas of responsibility that God had given them, was just as important to God than flashy expression found elsewhere.
At last night’s PCC we expressed our disappointment with the Diocese for seemingly being passed over with sizeable resources being channelled to a new church on our doorstep. However, as we chatted and vented, it became clear in the receipt of a number of grants recently received, God was still endorsing and supporting our commitment to love and serve those within and beyond our immediate community. Whilst 'little' in worldly terms, we had a real sense that we were and are operating under the smile of God.
So just as for our church community so also for us as individuals. May we too in our encounters and actions this week be similarly encouraged to take care and pay attention to ‘the little things', that in them our God will be honoured and glorified.
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Keep the faith.
P.S. A further encouragement to us over the last 7 days, was the uptake of those who attended our Ash Wednesday service, and the Sunday Lent group too. Even if you are not able to join us on Sunday evenings, why not in community with those of us who can, join us in following the set readings and questions each day that are found within the 'Dust and Ashes' resource - now available as a free app on your phones?