21st July 2021

So we no longer have regulations. Things are no longer mandatory but encouraged.

And life becomes more difficult. It was hard to “lock down” but it is even harder now to “open up”. Particularly in a building that is “open for all.” How can we be sensitive to the needs of everyone? How can we get back to practical demonstrations of God’s love for us all and keep each other feeling safe?

But Paul has some advice for us in his letter to the Ephesians. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.

Some of us will be feeling nervous, some will be feeling impatient, some will be feeling tired, some fired up and ready to go. May we lovingly bear with one another in the coming weeks and months.

Nick Parsons