COVID-19 Reflection Part V

Good morning, Saints, Here is the final part (5) of my expanded epistle for January: Thank you for keeping on with it. “Every valley shall be lifted up,and every mountain and hill be made low;the uneven ground shall become level,and the rough places a plain.” Isaiah 40:4 New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised (NRSVA) This text …

COVID-19 Reflection Part IV

Here is part 4 of my expanded epistle for January: The internet and social media are literally awash with conspiracy theories. There is a counter-narrative for everything, from the sublime to the ridiculous. Videos go round and round as people forward them on. A favoured COVID-19 treatment advice I receive monthly is, “just gargle with …

COVID-19 Reflection Part III

Good morning, Saints, Here is part 3 of my extended epistle for January. Folks, for some of us, the very word “vaccination” is terrifying. Most of us don’t like needles at all! I vividly remember having immunisation jabs that scared me for life. Perhaps there’s some latent primal fear of puncturing the skin. I think …

COVID-19 Reflection Part II

Good morning, Saints, Here is the second part of my expanded epistle for January 2021. You already know that the COVID-19 situation has flared up, possibly with a SARS COV-2 mutation that we received from the UK (and that has now spread to France). My family was on holiday but then decided to return home …

COVID-19 Reflection Part I

Good morning, Saints,   You already know that the COVID-19 situation has flared up, possibly with a SARS COV-2 mutation in our country. We were on holiday but decided to return home rather than risk being stuck in the Cape for an extended and uncertain period. On the way back, the President announced a return to …

Reflection

Good morning Saints! 🥰✝️Today on this Christmas Eve, we dare to remember: 🤱🏻 Unto us a child is born! Hallelujah! Tell out my soul the greatness of the Lord;Tender to me the promise of God’s word;To children’s children forever more! In all circumstances, Christ is Emmanuel.Our hope abides in Christ. In season and out; in …

Reflection

Call to Worship(inspired by Matthew 11:29 and Revelation 21:5) Come all who are wearyof wealth, of poverty, of power, of struggle, of division Come all who are heavy-ladenwith too much, with too little, with anxiety, with fear, with anger Come all who have hopefor liberation, for peace, for freedom, for the kingdom Hear these words“See, …

A Brief Reflection on Matthew 6: 33 and the Kingdom of God

Recently, I read a devotion that used the text from Matthew 6:33, where Jesus says: Matthew 6v33 (NIV) 3 “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” This made me think about that verse, and especially what it could mean. In the Contemporary English …