Monthly Message from Our Minister


From the Manse

This week has seen the government changing the rules for how we behave during these times of Covid-19, and frankly they have left most of us confused. There is the rule of 6, but it’s not always 6! There are QR codes which are now legal, but they don’t have to be used! It’s no wonder we are confused. We despair every time there is a major news announcement as we don’t know if we will understand the new guidelines given.

It reminded me that maybe how we feel now, is not dissimilar to how the Jews were feeling, when Jesus appeared on the scene over 2000 years ago. They had a clear set of rules to live by set out in the Jewish writings of the past. Jesus came, and he didn’t exactly throw them away, but he overrode them with his law. The most important law that he was to give to all of us.

‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” 31 The second is this: “Love your neighbour as yourself.” There is no commandment greater than these.’ (Mark 12 vs30-31)

In these confusing and sometimes scary times, let us keep Jesus’ commandment at our heart, and know that when we think of others before ourselves, we will be doing what is right for their health and well being.

Rev’d. Helen Wakefield-Carr