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SALT AND LIGHT - Someone's Reflection on My Sermon for Week of Prayer For Christian Unity

Salt And Light 2016

On The Week of Prayer For Christian Unity 2016 I had the privilege of being asked to speak at the Ballycastle Churches’ event. The theme was Salt and Light and I asked many questions of the Churches and the followers of Jesus, attempting to inspire us to be salt and light in Northern Ireland, making us the peacemakers we are called to be in the Gospels. 

One of the congregation Christine Mitchell is a poet and wrote this. It is a summary of the night in phrases I preached. I leave it without anymore commentary. Listen… 

 

An interruption of Grace

What do we see?

 

Let us feel the earth shake

And know that a change

Is happening.

 

Herod knew ......

The shepherds knew

 

An interruption of grace

What do we see?

What do we feel?

 

we must gather  

And learn

The fruits 

Of the lessons

On our journey

 

Lessons of 

...the Samaritan Woman

...Zaccheus up the tree

Lessons gathered

As we journey

To Calvary.

 

Touched by salt and light

And interruptions of grace

 

Be aware of a change

.....the presence of God.

 

Take time

To create 

Friendship

 

Friendship transforms

 

Friendship ......

towards peace

...journey out of conflict

...let friendship unfold and become

   authentic 

 

Interruptions of grace

 

Like salt in an open wound

Let the truth sting

For healing

And let light shine

To bring hope and redemption

Restoration of life and hope

 

Let us be changed in prayer

....say Amen.....

And help God to answer

The prayers we have prayed.

 

We have the power

To be friends

With God and one another.

 

Thank you Christine.

Comments

Christine Mitchell

Thanks Steve, didn't expect it to end up here!

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