March 2016

I am reading the Archbishop of Canterbury's recommended reading for lent, "I am with you" by Kathryn Greene- McCreight. As I started a chapter this quote by St Augustine was stated..

( it's long but I think worth sticking with)

Today's word is Thirst - remembering those for whom the water does not come from the turning of a tap.

Healing - what a privilege today to participate in the Service of Thanksgiving for Rev Bill. In the 8 years he served with MCI he changed so many lives. A meeting with Bill was a never to be forgotten moment. Be at peace Bill, have the ultimate HEALING it is the Gift of God to you.

Joy - todays lent picture theme. The joy of seeing Ceri reach 21. She is a credit to all who have shaped her and to herself .

#‎rethinkchurch‬. ‪#‎rethinkphoto‬.. Met these guys before Christmas who provide SHELTER to the homeless in Derry

Some thoughts as the Republic of Ireland prepare for Friday's Election.

Citizens In a democracy, get the opportunity to comment on the work of their Government or on the
record of that Government while in Office.

In a world in which many citizens do not have the luxury of expressing their views via the ballot box
I would encourage, after prayerfully considering all the literature you have received from those offering\
for election to go and exercise your right to vote on election day.

Brian

Lenten Prayers

From Saint Ephraim of Syria (4th century):

O Lord and Master of my life,
take from me the spirit of sloth, despair, lust of power, and idle talk,
but grant rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience, and love to Thy servant.
Yea, O Lord and King,
grant me to see my own transgressions and not to judge my brother,
for blessed art Thou, unto ages of ages. Amen

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