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Something Special

3rd March 2015

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How do we interact with God?

Father George says we relate to people by shaking hands or embracing. It was easy when Jesus lived on earth and people could touch and see him. But that was 2000 years ago. So what about now?

God is physically present in His Church. That’s why we care about the church as a building. Especially He is present in the bread and the wine of the Eucharist.

We can see and touch God still.

Rev’d Janet Sargent – Associate Priest at Huddersfield Parish Church.

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Words Worth Thinking About.

Sam Wells told clergy at the Wakefield Diocesan Clergy Conference that there were three types of power; the power of silence, the power of words and the power of touch.

He spoke to a rarefied group of individuals:

“Your first duty as a priest is to save your own soul.” The second foundation of ministry is just as eschatological but nothing like so personal. It pictures judgement day and Christ the King in glory, and asks the question, “What will we say to him if we stand before him without the others?”

This is the paradoxical foundation of ministry. Your first duty is to save your own soul. But ask yourself what he will say to you if you go to him without the others.

His whole lecture was breathtaking and you could have heard a pin drop as he spoke and shared his insight.

Read the whole text Sam Wells told clergy at the Wakefield Diocesan Clergy Conference that there were three types of power; the power of silence, the power of words and the power of touch.

He spoke to a rarefied group of individuals:

“Your first duty as a priest is to save your own soul.” The second foundation of ministry is just as eschatological but nothing like so personal. It pictures judgement day and Christ the King in glory, and asks the question, “What will we say to him if we stand before him without the others?”

This is the paradoxical foundation of ministry. Your first duty is to save your own soul. But ask yourself what he will say to you if you go to him without the others.

His whole lecture was breathtaking and you could have heard a pin drop as he spoke and shared his insight.

Read the whole text http://www.wakefield.anglican.org/news/story/revd_dr_sam_wells_lecture_from_the_clergy_conference