Vicar’s Newsletter – September 2018

Dear Friends,

I hope you are all well and rested after this lovely long summer. Over the summer we had our kitchen and hall decorated and very well it looks too.  Many people know I am a stranger to cleaning and not a bit house proud, although somewhere in the depths I would love to be. But since we have made the effort to be decorated I have thought right I am going to keep on top of things.  So this morning I have washed down all my kitchen units’, paintwork and windows.  Washed the floor and then I, for the first time ever, accidently knocked a cup of coffee all over the clean cupboards and paintwork (it was probably the shock of cleaning).   Paul was there and his words of support were “well I’m glad it wasn’t me”.  He then said “Well then”.

After cleaning up….., luckily the mop was still wet so not too much hard work, I said to Paul, “What do you mean “Well then?” He replied it’s a bit like “There you go”.  It was the oddest thing to say and yet I seemed to be able to get the gist of what he meant. I suppose it comes from being in a long relationship with each other.

When we read our bible we find that Jesus seems to say some strange things doesn’t he? For example, things like: “I am the Good Shepherd”, “I am the light of the world”, “I am the Lamb of God”, “I am the bread of life”.  You want to ask, “What do you mean? And he may say well it’s a bit like “I am the true vine”, “I am the resurrection”, very odd don’t you think?.  And yet those sentences make real sense when you get to know Jesus and have a relationship with him.

Do you struggle reading the bible and wonder what things may mean?  The best times I have got out of reading the bible are when I have studied a passage with someone else.  So what about you? In this magazine we have details of two house meetings that are available, one on a morning and one in the evening, why don’t you think about coming along and join others who may help you along the path of understanding passages and building a relationship with Jesus.

God Bless and keep you,

love, Eileen

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