Monthly Archives: September 2014
I’ve been revisiting the first chapter of Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. “God has chosen things low and contemptible, mere nothings to overthrow the existing order“ (v.28). This verse really came to life for me in 1963 when the lowliest of the lowly – poor black children in the segregated south were demonstrating for the overthrow of apartheid and freedom for all God’s children. And indeed, the old order of segregation was overthrown.
From Mary’s hymn of praise on hearing that she will bear a son – ‘he has brought down the powerful from their thrones and lifted up the lowly’ – to the crucifixion itself, it is the ‘least of these’ who are exalted in the New Testament... read more
Looking for God at work in our midst is something I enjoy doing on a daily (sometimes minute by minute basis). Sometimes, I think it’s good to invite a miracle into our lives to remind us of how powerful God really is. A few weeks ago I had such an opportunity to watch God at work in the most amazing of ways.
As part of chaplaincy work in the local high school, we had hoped to take a group of young people who all had various additional support needs on a residential trip to the Camas Centre on Mull... read more