It’s been a while since I’ve blogged for the community. A few weeks ago I had some upsetting family news and so headed home for a few weeks but I came back on Monday and have settled right back in. It’s been a fairly quiet week which has been nice after I’ve been out of the loop for a little while.
We kicked off Tuesday at Little Footprints – one of my favourite parts of our week! There were a lot of kids bringing a buzz to the place and some new faces which was really encouraging to see. I think that it’s very important to share journeys with others and to get alongside people. Jesus shared his life, thoughts, feelings with his disciples and they in turn they shared their lives with him. Christians are called to be like Christ, so we are called to come alongside people and journey through life together. I believe that at Little Footprints that’s one way of how to do that. We are able to offer a place for parents, grandparents and carers to come and have an opportunity to relax a little as their kids play together and they can chat to one another and us.
Wednesday morning took Sarah, Sam and myself to one of the local primary schools where Sarah gave an assembly about the different hats our mums wear, such as teacher, feeder, nurse etc, and how the Church is a mother figure to Christians. We all have someone to be thankful for this Sunday as we celebrate Mothering Sunday. I will be thinking of my amazingly strong mum who somehow manages to get through everything life throws at her. She has taught me a lot and even though we have had our troubles, I love her and wouldn’t change her. This Sunday may also be a painful time for some, for those who don’t know or have a good relationship with their mums or for those whose mum has passed away – this is where the Church as a mother figure can come in. The Church’s job is to love people, we may not always agree with one another but, like our own families, we continue to love each other because God first loved us. (1 John 4:19 – We love because he first loved us).
On Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and today Sam and I have been prepping the Easter display for the window in the high street which is used by different charities to promote themselves and their events. As the Holywell Community we have the window over Holy Week (29th March – 4th April) and Easter Week (5th-12th April). If you’re in the area have a look at the display – we’re very excited about. If your’e not in the area parts of our display will be photographed and uploaded to the blog.
Amongst all that we shared in Station of the Cross with the Roman Catholics at Our Lady and St Michael’s – it was my first experience of a more formal Stations. I enjoyed the time we spent together and found it very reflective and spiritually uplifting. We also shared as a community in study of the Holy Eucharist – this was an enlightening time and got both Sam and I thinking.
That is about all for this week,
To our God who can do immeasurably more than we will ever know, loves us unconditionally and reigns over all be the glory.
God bless, Amy.