Church of England Diocese of Norwich Ringland

Thought for the week - 7th June 2020

6 Jun 2020, 8:30 p.m.

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’

                                                                                                              Matthew 28 : 19 - 20

Reading : Matthew 28 : 16 - 20

Thought of the week

One of the features of lockdown that has struck me most has been the absence of aeroplanes. The clear blue skies have emphasised the lack of travel. Few people are going abroad. We have become insular. Maybe as a nation we are in danger of becoming inward – looking. There is always the prospect if we’re not careful we end up thinking only of ourselves.

Today is Trinity Sunday, a reminder of our interconnectedness within God. How Jesus calls the whole world into His love, truth and salvation, and into the community of faith and love that is at the heart of God who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

The events of this week are a stark reminder of how we are all connected as humanity on the earth. How the Lord’s love stretches far and wide and is for everyone. Every life is precious.

As we celebrate our connectedness with the Lord and with one another, we are challenged to remember how Jesus came to reconnect heaven with earth. How we each play our part in praying that the forgiveness, healing and hope won by Jesus through the Cross may be a reality here on earth. That we may each be signs of the Lord’s new beginning.

Rev Paul