Help

Help   Today we pray a prayer of 'help', remembering all those around the world who pray with us.   O God of the shared burden through the tiring day, our anxieties and cares make it difficult for us to recognise the companionship of your Son. Help us to welcome his offer of exchange and [...]

Impossibly Deep

Impossibly deep   How did Jesus bear the humiliation When they taunted him and beat him? Could he still see the throne when his nose was in the dust?   Some days it’s hard to lift my eyes. To remember why I do this, why I follow. Some days the words of love you command [...]

Who’s Listening

I once had a boss who answered every complaint with the words – ‘I hear what you say’. This was code for him doing nothing about it. As a result, I began to think of ‘listening’ was a very inactive verb. Yet it need not be so. For, to many in trouble, finding a listening [...]

Are you ready?

By Lily Cathcart   When you go away, how do you pack? Have you ever been on a journey with one too many bags? On a train with no hands left to pick up your jacket as you pull into the station? Waiting to board a plane praying they don’t measure your cabin bag because you [...]

Why the Red Cross?

The TV images showed Red Cross give out food and water on the hurricane hit island of Antigua. But, where did the Red Cross organisation come from? My memory was fuzzy with parcels to prisoners of war and white four-tracks in humanitarian disasters. So, time for a little reading, I thought. Turns out, it all [...]