Church of England Diocese of Coventry Hatton w Haseley

Rectors message 9 October 2020

9 Oct 2020, 11 a.m.

Rector’s Message

I switched on my radio this morning to a conversation between Prince William and David Attenborough. The interviewer was asking abut the legacy they each wanted to leave behind. Unsurprisingly, it was their hearts’ desire that we all wake up to our responsibilities to care for and conserve the natural world. The night before, the news was dire: infection rates for Covid rising, hospital admissions increasing at alarming rates, virus related deaths ominously growing.

As always, I turned to the Scriptures, and found these words from St Paul to encourage us:

‘I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection’ Philippians 3 verse 10.

Finally, I took up my daily Christian ‘Thought for the Day’ which said:

Where there are no answers, gratitude gives hope. Seek to cultivate a buoyant, joyous sense of the crowded kindnesses of God in your daily life’.

As we celebrate the good gifts of God in the created world and give thanks for the beauty around us even in these difficult times, do join us this Sunday 11 October at St Mary’s Haseley for our Harvest Flower Thanksgiving display. Open between 10 and 4 pm.

Keith Mobberley