These words never fail to make a sense of calm wash over me. I needed them today. Serving suggestion: read slowly.
The first month of a starting a journal and where I’ve got to!
The truth that the gospel proclaims is the truth by which my joy is made complete
Christians are to do the exact opposite of the turn-of-phrase ‘don’t put all your eggs in one basket’. Christians aren’t to be people who are ‘hedging their bets’ – we are to stake absolutely everything on the salvation we have in Jesus Christ.
From John 13.
He was both King and servant – and neither of those titles are reserved to working hours. Love is a full-time occupation, after all. Love in the big things, God on the Earth and God on the cross, but also love in the washing of feet in the basin.
From John 6. In which Jesus’ teaching sounds an awful lot like an invitation to cannibalism as far as his disciples are concerned.
Photos of my room at university.
As much a list of hopes as it is a list of reminders of what’s important before I go back to uni. Hopes to talk less about myself. To say ‘I love you’ more often and to more people. To have more compassion and less pride. To share in the lives of others, to delight in the fun and mess of life. To discover I’m wrong about things and change my mind. To rejoice in the everyday. To remember to be gentle with myself if things get hard.
From Luke 17. May we serve in such a way that we reach the evening and delight in being a part of our master’s household, however menial and tiring the work, rather than bemoaning the aching of our feet after a long day.
From Luke 18. Prayer is about becoming nothing so that God may be everything. That when we decrease, Jesus may increase in our place. We are to be able to say, to use a phrase Miriam Swaffield once used, ‘when you see me, see the one who made me’.
Yesterday my job at Pembroke College came to an end and I said goodbye to some very special people, who are owed some thank yous. Thankfully, the goodbyes we said yesterday are goodbyes for now, and not goodbyes forever. ^.^
The Gospels show that Jesus invites, restores and saves women. The only qualification to be a disciple, or one who teaches, leads, heals, serves or prophecies in the name of Jesus is a love of God. And gender could never disqualify anyone from that.