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Monthly Message from Our Minister

MAY 2020

From the Manse

We are all still living in a world where the concept of what we once called ‘normal’ has been turned on its head.  But what is normal anyway? 

Normal is described as the usual; standard or typical.   But as Easter came and went, I was reminded, not only was our Easter celebrations far from ‘normal’, but so was Jesus’.   Jesus we know was not celebrating Easter, but the Jewish Passover and everything he had managed to do had conflicted with the usual tradition of Judaism. The Passover was a traditional scripted meal, and he change this by making the bread and wine symbolise his body and blood.

Perhaps, rather than pining for normality in our lives at this time we should be reminded that Jesus did not conduct his life and ministry through following the norms of society and religion. So, let us embrace all that is different during this time and value a God who speaks to us through our changing world:

Isaiah 43 vs 19

“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” 

Rev’d. Helen Wakefield-Carr