WMC: May 2017
Going on an E**TER egg hunt
News coverage in recent days has focussed on Cadbury's failure to include the word Easter on some of its marketing materials. Even our Prime Minister felt that this was a matter so important she needed to pass comment, describing the move as "frankly, just ridiculous."
But sometimes, getting caught up in debates like #cadburygate can mean that we lose touch with the bigger picture.
News coverage highlighted Christian outrage over Cadbury's failings as a chocolatier — but what would it look like for Christians to be speaking out against the use of chemical weapons in Syria? The introduction of a two-child limit on Universal Credit? Or the failure of Saudi Arabia, where Theresa May visited last week, to guarantee basic human rights standards for its people?
It's easy to get caught up in issues that seem important to us in that moment.
It's harder to stay silent when things upset us.
But as Christians, we also have a responsibility to reserve our voices to highlight the injustices that matter the most.
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At 5:00am this morning, 1,120 knitted Christmas angels that had been blessed in church were placed out and about in our town to bring God's blessings to those who found them as well as putting a smile on their faces.Thank you so very much to all the knitters, tag tiers and helpers.With love and God Bless this...
Many thanks to all those who took part in our all age worship this morning.It was great to see so many people in church. With children (and those somewhat older) dressed for the part!We looked at the importance of the angels and shepherds in the Christmas story and the message of "do not be afraid!"We also took the opportunity of blessing the 1,120 Christmas knitted angels before...
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