There has been lots of talk recently of what makes a good society. The Bishop’s ‘Who is my Neighbour’ pastoral letter to churches has provided a prophetic voice to the nation seeking a new approach to how we frame our national life. The free market is not the saviour it was once heralded to be, or at least it has done its work and has now gone too far. We are a nation too divided, too unequal. The Bishops are calling for a new way of being and doing ‘community’.
This resonates with us here at St Matthew’s. As the Spring approaches we are reminded that God’s creation is full of a rich tapestry of life that coexists together. This coexistence is amazing, but not always happy or easy. It takes effort to make a beautiful garden, and so too a community of people. We are growing in our community spirit here at St Matthew’s. Might you join us?
We are not promising that you will find endless PLU’s (people like us) but we do promise that shaped in a community, you will find a rich vein of new life.
For our great aim is to hold together the One in whose name we gather; Jesus Christ. He is, we believe, the only Son of God and as we seek to represent him here on earth (yes, far from perfectly), so we need each other to offer another aspect of Him to us all.
Christ is great enough to bring us together and keep us together. And each person who comes will add that little bit more of Him. And that person might just be you……