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Letter from Revd Leonora Hill, 'Signpost' & services - April 2018

on Fri, 23/03/2018 - 10:00am

Revd Leonora Hill
Email: [email protected]

Dear Friends,

During Lent two groups in the Ridgeway Benefice have met to reflect on ‘Abundant Life’ written by the Bishop of Oxford and based on John’s Gospel, chapters 11 & 12, the story of Lazarus. Woven into the reflections are the three themes: contemplation, compassion and courage. We have learned that ‘courage’ is derived from Coeur, French for heart, and does not describe a dragon slayer! Lazarus’ story is, perhaps, the longest in the Gospels where, with the disciples, we first encounter resurrection after death. This would have been a difficult concept to comprehend in Jesus lifetime, but it clearly pointed the way to Jesus death and resurrection later in the Gospel.

Through our Christian teaching we can understand more easily now than the disciples could then and, as we once again celebrate the Resurrection on Easter Day, let us consider in our hearts on the wonderful gift that Jesus gave to the world.

Peter Cook