Either way, as we consider today’s readings, I wonder what we can learn about living in the wilderness of life, and how to be sustained spiritually in the midst of difficult times?
Given the times in which we are currently living, with the spread of the Coronavirus, and the increasing concern it brings, this is perhaps a very timely theme to explore together.
In David’s time, and the centuries following, it was through the lens of these mystical, often miraculous stories, and through the landscape itself, that people made sense of their spirituality.
In our time, though, things seem much more complicated. The boundaries of our rational worldview are much more tightly framed. Heaven can seem a very distant place, and any spiritual experiences are easy to doubt, explaining them away through psychological reasoning.
So what does the life of our patron, Dewi Sant, have to say to us today, living in a very different world?
Passion Sunday – Lazarus What’s today about? Today is Passion Sunday it is a time we get ready for Easter, remembering Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey on Palm Sunday; Jesus being put on trial and put to death on the cross on Good Friday and (spoiler alert) him beating death and coming back to life on Easter Sunday! We are looking at a special story today. It is a story of when Jesus had to comfort his friends and…
Dear all I’m writing to let you know that, on the instruction of the Bishops of the Church in Wales, we are today suspending all our upcoming services, groups and events in the Ministry Area, including Sunday services, until further notice. In addition the Ministry Area Office will be closed to the public during this period. While these steps are necessary to safeguard everyone, in particular those who are most vulnerable, this most certainly does not mean that the ministry…
Join us for our Ministry Area Lent groups, as we discuss what it means to experience God’s help in times of crisis. An opportunity to grow and share together as we journey through the season of Lent. Daytime: Wednesdays, 11.00am Evening: Thursdays, 7.30pm Both in the Discussion Corner at All Saints’ Cyncoed.