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Queuing

Thursday 8 December

queue

 

I always seem to end up in the wrong queue.

I have quite an advanced queuing technique which takes  into account the length of queue (obs), the  capabilities of shoppers and checkout staff, the type of item in a trolley and whether there are repeats; but I still seem to end up in the slowest queue.

And I don’t like queuing, I don’t like waiting.

Yet we are told to wait, to be patient as the farmer is patient. In this desperate rush in advent, both wanting to get to Christmas day as soon as possibly, and needing more time to get everything done, let us pause and get in the queue.

Christ comes to us, not because we demand him, or because we are ready. Christ comes becomes it is time. Let us be found waiting.

In this Advent season of preparation give us a understanding of how to be ready, but not in an impatient and demanding way, rather with a sense of God’s time and in Jesus timeliness. Come Lord Jesus to my frenetic ‘doing’ and simply ’be’ in my life. Amen

 

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Patient?

Monday 22 February

To be like Jesus?

A remarkable insight by Robin Gamble in his book ‘Jesus the Evangelist’ is that Jesus was patient in how he valued the unique individual before him.

The unloved or unsuccessful were no different from the holy, the loved or the brilliant. He looked and loved and gave his time and attention.

And you….?