Christmas Message from the Rector
As we end 2018 and enter 2019, there is still an uncertainty about the future of our nation with regards to our identity within Europe. I look forward to what the Queen's message and the of our Church and political leaders will be as we leave behind a difficult 2018.
Identity and how we look is very important. After Christmas feasting will follow the usual fasting, as we try to work off the excesses of the season. God sent his son to the world to share with us what God's identity is like. We have just completed the Dioscesan conference, where we spent a whole day looking at what we call "incarnation". Basically, it means "God made flesh". Our speaker reminded us that, if you want to know what God is like, look at His Son.
At Christmas, we celebrate the fact that God has become like us and understands our human condition - our weaknesses, our frustrations, our insecurities and even our anger. Our identity is simply this: We are made in God's image and, with Jesus as our example, we attempt to share that image with a broken world.
Enjoy your Chrostmas feasting and be mindful of those who are so less fortunate than ourselves.
With love and prayer... Brian