Monthly Archives: March 2016
The above quote reminds me of a friend in Parish ministry, who often said to the young couple he was about to marry: “Weddings are great; weddings are fun; weddings are expensive; people cry and laugh at weddings; what you wear and where you stand are important … but in reality, weddings are easy. Making a positive, nurturing, lifelong commitment to each other in your married life, and possibly as loving parents of children, is much more difficult … and infinitely more rewarding”... read more
This very week, I celebrate the Silver Jubilee of my ordination to the ministry. Someone said to me recently: “You can’t be that old, you must have gone into ministry from Primary School!” If only! My boyish looks unfortunately hide my real age!!
So what changes have I observed in the Kirk these last twenty five years? For one, dog collars have become an increasing rarity. I used to think my “bishop” during my Probationary period wore his to bed, until I saw him one day in a collar and tie – shock, horror!.. read more