13 April 2015
Easter people – John 1 – played with God in a happy, playful mischievous way.
“I’ve been very good this week! ” he would say, “my horse will come in this Saturday.”
“It doesn’t work that way! I would tell him. Then he would count his winnings in front of me.
John’s exuberance at the end of a hymn, or choir anthem (in which he was singing) would burst out with a roaring ‘Marvelous!’ He was a man of great appitite and glorious love of life and a spirituality that didn’t question theologically but attempted to live the Jesus way with a smile, laughter and quite humble bartering.
Dying suddenly, he actually didn’t worry about his account. I can feel his grip and a grinning “He is Risen!”
Rev’d Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield