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LiFT 11th November

Good afternoon lovely people,

How are you on this dreary November day?

What do I need to share with you this week? It’s been another busy week but today we have all been reminded of the importance of stopping, pausing, making a moment for stillness, to reflect upon things above and beyond the mundane transactional things of our day. Two minutes doesn’t seem a lot to offer by way of remembrance; so many lives lost, so much suffering. I have been aware of Acts of Remembrance in our schools, with our uniformed organisations, in church services, and in our communities, and I must confess that it gives me great encouragement that so many of you make remembering a priority. Thank you.

When we lead such busy lives, being able to stop for a moment and consider, in the stillness, bigger, harder aspects of humanity is to be commended. Prayer can be a little like this – we can be so busy doing the important day to day things that we forget or don’t prioritise the importance of taking a moment or more to be still before God, checking that we are listening to his will for us. But setting aside a few minutes every day to make proper space for a conversation with God can only be good for us can’t it? Perhaps we should try a little harder to do it?

! I know from bitter experience that the occasions when I don’t think I have time to pray are precisely the moments when it is most important that I make the time! Will you join me in making a concerted effort to give just a little more time, day by day, to be quiet with God, discerning his well for us?
And perhaps that is a good place to leave it for this week.

I look forward to seeing some of you at my home on Sunday, and if you can’t make it, don’t worry, I’ll do it again.
With love, as always,

Sally xx


LogoRev’d Sally Ingle-Gillis
Usk Ministry Area Leader
Monmouth Diocese
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