Church of England Diocese of Manchester Kirklees Valley

Reflections from Jennifer

Wednesday 1st April 2020

But when Christ came as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation), he entered once for all into the Holy Place, not with the blood of goats and calves, but with his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption. Hebrews 9:11-12

It has been an interesting week as Connor and I have adapted to the new routine of home-schooling. It is lovely to see Connor so eager to learn and develop his skills, it feels like a blessing to be directly involved in his learning.

And his desire to learn has extended to joining in more with morning and night prayer. And we are both learning what it’s like to be church in a different way as we join in on Sunday mornings; it has been a wonderful opportunity to discuss what church actually is.

As St. Paul in Hebrews speaks about the need for preparations in the temple before Christ came, it helps us to remember that walls are not the things that make up a church – it is the people, it is us. And even with us not being able to see one another and share in worship in our usual way, we are all still connected through the love of Jesus which unites us in faith.

Jennifer Daly