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Opening Our Eyes.

22nd February 2015


We, humans, find it difficult to trust. We learn that if it is too good to be true, then it probably is and we should be cynical. But, as Rob Bell says, God gives us the miraculous offer of love:

“Jesus invites us to trust that the love we fear is too good to be true is actually good enough to be true. It’s written in one of John’s letters in the scriptures that “what we will be has not yet been made known.”

Jesus invites us to become, to be drawn into this love as it shapes us and forms us and takes over every square inch of our lives. Jesus calls us to repent, to have our minds and hearts transformed so that we see everything differently.

This is not a love that we study or talk about from a distance. This is a love that affects us, not with a warm cozy feeling, but by opening our eyes, hearts and very being to the eternal.

The Rev’d Simon Crook – Assistant Curate – Huddersfield Parish Church

Coffee and Chocolate.

Still hot and bunged, I’ve been driving between Huddersfield and Wetherby and on to Wakefield. A fine ‘Hotpot’ lunch was perfect for my state of mind and body. The school run means a half an hour wait with the skies leaden and head throbbing. Coffee, chocolate and paracetamol is my aid and comfort.

You Must Be Out of Your Brilliant Mind.

“I love it when a plan comes together.” An ‘A’ Team line regularly spoken.

Sometimes you can sit and think all day and a stream of consciousness just never develops. Walking through porridge is a comparable sprint.

But then sometime, a line links with a memory, links with a sentence briefly spoken in passing, links with a news bulletin, links with dream before sleep, links with what you actually thought about last month.

Noting the passing references together and a simple argument or rational lineage unfolds before your very eyes. Sheer brilliance?

We’ll see…or at least the punters may….or not!