“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbour and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. The words of Jesus. Matthew 5 43-45. I was the girl in the school playground who was a little … Continue reading Loving Our Enemies.
The legacy of Elijah the prophet is a great example of how frail humanity and the power of God reside in one individual. Often in our Sunday morning church service we sing Chris Tomlin's song "Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord". The lyrics of this song are beautiful and scripture infused. The … Continue reading The Ordinary And The Extra-Ordinary of God’s Strength.
There is a lot to be said for the 'Presbyterian work ethic' or 'Protestant work ethic' as it is also called. A sense of hard work and conscientiousness within Christianity was as much at the core of my upbringing as Bible stories and prayers each evening, translated very efficiently by my grandmother into a weekly … Continue reading Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread – A Lesson In Interdependence.