Wednesday 17 February
Today, we begin a series of lecture/Lenten talks given at Huddersfield Parish Church and then repeated at the University of Huddersfield. The full list of speakers and subjects can be found on the HPC web page.
Today the Rev’d Dr Jonathan Prichard will be looking at “United Keighley? (Re-imagining Interfaith encounters.)
‘In the last days, God says, I will pour my Spirit on everyone. Your sons and daughters will speak what God has revealed. Your young men will see visions. Your old men will dream dreams.’
There we are again, dreaming, re-imagining places, people and situations in God’s image. Oh, that we had a magic paintbrush or the grace to be Christ-like.
Eventually the Missing Piece meets The Big O, a perfect circle with nothing missing.
When asked to roll with The Missing Piece, The Big O explains that there is no place for The Missing Piece to fit, but “perhaps you can roll by yourself.”
The idea of rolling by itself has never occurred to The Missing Piece and it finds the idea immediately appealing and simultaneously threatening. So it throws up false objections: “But I have sharp corners, I am not shaped for rolling.”.
The Big O replies, “Corners wear off… shapes change” – and with that Big O rolls off, leaving the missing piece alone once more — but, this time, with a potentially life changing idea to contemplate.
Dreaming and changing in tandem – hard to do, or a great trial?
The Rev’d Dr. Anna Wallis – Associate Priest at Huddersfield Parish Church