We often look up to those who have achieved status, or power, or fame. Or perhaps all three. I met the Archbishop of Canterbury on Saturday. He would certainly qualify, with his flowing robes and his golden mitre, a man at the top of his organisation, yet a humble, down-to-earth individual. To see him wash his hands to prepare for Communion was so touching, like he was in his own kitchen, getting ready to cook. And as knelt in front of him, we were only two ordinary people doing something both human and extraordinary. If you cannot be a good ordinary person, then it doesn’t matter how high you rise, nothing you touch will ultimately turn to gold. Only the person who serves others well is worthy of our admiration.
Revd Ylva Blid-Mackenzie <span style="font-size: 1rem;">(Newly ordained Deacon)</span>