Future’s Fear? “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” asks Sheryl Sandberg. It’s a good question as it’s easy for fear to freeze our hearts and cloud our minds. The thing is that just saying ‘I refuse to give in to fear’ doesn’t make the causes of fear go away. That’s why Ecclesiastes chapter 11 that we looked at on Wednesday lunchtime is so helpful. It faces up to the causes of fear – uncertainty and certainty. In terms of the uncertainties of future events we learnt to invest with a joy and freedom that doesn’t rely......
Passion for Compassion At the end of church last week I found 3 year old Teddy in floods of tears. What struck me was that her tears were the fact that her friends were leaving and she wouldn’t see them for a week. We’re all sad when we don’t get what we want (even if we don’t cry about it anymore). The question is what makes us sad, because that tells us what we really want in our heart of hearts. Jesus wept on more than one occasion and shows frustration on several others. Each time he was overwhelmed with......