Minister's Letter for November 2018

by Rev Sue Swires  |  Posted at 10:27am on 13th November 2018
Dear Friends, As the days shorten, and temperatures drop, we fall into November, which always brings with it the stark reminders of Remembrance, All Souls and All Saints, as our minds turn in on our personal losses in company with those lives we commemorate as a community and as a nation. To be eager in debate, concerned in politics, committed to justice, open to dialogue, caring of others, and responsible in action, is to do the right thing with what was saved for us – is to honour the dead in our living – is to share the tasks of our Lord and Saviour. What have we done with what was saved? A question worth taking time to think about........ One day people will touch and talk perhaps easily, And loving be natural as breathing and warm as sunlight, And people will untie themselves, as string is unknotted, Unfold and yawn and stretch and spread their fingers, Unfurl, uncurl like seaweed returned to the sea, And work will be simple and swift as a seagull flying, And play will be casual and quiet as a seagull settling, And the clocks will stop, and no-one will wonder or care or notice, And people will smile without reason,              even in winter, even in the rain.  Day Dream by ASJ Tessimond. May our memories, our hopes and dreams, turn our thoughts towards the living God, our hearts to the work of Christ, our hard-won freedom open to the power of the Spirit. -Peace- Rev Sue