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Don’t Pigeon-hole Yourself

Sunday 21 February 

How do we self-define and how do we self-limit by pigeon-holing ourselves.

I have had a number of conversations in the past week where, within the conversation, someone has self-defined and self-limited by one singular way of describing themselves. The categories chosen were around age, illness, orientation, wealth, work status and relationships

Yet one particular person with a life changing illness refused to be pigeon-holed by their condition. In fact they have a certain holiness because their life is filled with a Christ-like drive to live life in all its fullness and experience.

If we limit Jesus by defining him don’t do the same to yourself. 

Don’t pigeon-hole yourself

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Pigeon-holing.

Saturday 20 February

Who was Jesus?

A concept which is hard to define. 

One of Huddersfield Parish Church books for Lent is “Jesus the Evangelist” by Robin Gamble, who is our speaker this Wednesday (24th February).

Although the book looks to Jesus as a model for the way we live and transmit the Gospel, an opening statement is that it is hard and denying of Jesus to define him. Indeed to pigeon-hole him is to make him smaller, less than he is.

Even to try and describe him is to lessen his humanity, never-mind his divinity.