"In nature I see a transiency, the withering of plants and the changing seasons, but also a constancy, the indifference of all that will stay when I am gone. This is particularly acute when I gaze at the stars with the awareness that when the light of the stars as they are now has reached Earth, I won't be here to view them."
Going to see HONNE with friends from King's College.
A story that was told at HT last Sunday, two markers of generosity, and a passage in Acts.
A look back on some old family photos.
A fun weekend in Cambridge with Freya.
Justice is working for restoration, working to make the world more reflective of the grace and love of the gospel message. In the Lord’s Prayer we pray ‘your kingdom come’. It’s recognition that the world, as it is, is a broken one – one of pain, suffering and injustice, where stories often don’t come with happy endings. It’s also a call to action, that in the way we live our lives, we should bring the justice of God’s kingdom to the injustice of the world that we know.
Through Jesus, I know the hope that is the beauty of God’s kingdom. The hope and joy of a perfect love. An understanding that there is something more beyond the visible brokenness of the world, and a yearning to act in ways that brings the goodness I know to the badness I see.
It is because of this that I am passionate…
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Lucy's words to me on Monday night about the love of God.
There are two kinds of tiredness: weariness and a lack of peace. And today, I got up and realised I was tired in the whole sense of the world. So I decided to cycle down to Granchester Meadows and take a little walk.
Reality doesn't fit into neat boxes and doesn't go the way you'd expect, and that's so hugely apparent in Christianity. It's a religion that you couldn't have guessed. The universe it offers us, the King it gives us, isn't the one we'd make up for ourselves.
My reflection on what I felt I learned from all that happened in the time after breaking-up. "That’s the thing about heartbreak. It’s the smallest of worlds ending. Everyone goes around you smiling, like it’s nothing to close a door."
We never 'graduate' from grace.
The whole of the Bible leads us towards seeking a world that models God's justice. Here's how to do that.