What a week it’s been (and we’re only half way through it!)
After the excitement and encouragement of our Great Big Green Weekender (photos here and here), the moving ordination of our new curate Kathreen together with 24 other contemporaries including Matthew Brinicombe at the Cathedral, and finally the arrival in Salford of the first cohort of Westcott students in almost 18 months that I tutor, I find myself both energised and exhausted. At the same time, my “Four Parks Jog” that I mentioned a while ago, has appeared beyond me due to my back giving me trouble once again. However, in the midst of feeling sorry for myself, I’m glad I listened to my better half Helen, who suggested I might swallow my pride, and rather than attempt to run the route, join her in walking it.
And so…, getting up quite a bit earlier than usual, I have been doing just that - and what a transformative experience it’s been. Rather than rushing around, mindful of interior pains and strains, instead, walking at a leisurely pace, I have been taken by the exterior beauty of all that surrounds me. It’s good to do things slowly!
The gospels remind us that Jesus, in the midst of business, would get up early in the morning to spend time with his Father. Please be encouraged to find times of nourishment that our heavenly Father wants for each one of us, and remember; take it slowly!!
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