News and prayer.
Hope and celebration.
All things are passing.
Vaccine and suffering.
“My grandma in Nigeria is just as human, her life as valuable as some of the grandmas lining up to get their vaccines at Salisbury Cathedral”, says Christian Aid head of public engagement Chine McDonald. Read her article here.
“In the time of profound suffering that the pandemic has brought, and in all times of trial and suffering that we go through, we have Holy Saturday to proclaim what St Paul said in Romans – that because of the journey from the cross, to the grave, to a period of waiting before Easter Sunday, God is with us always, even when we are forced to wait and endure.”
Read Gillian Straine’s helpful reflections here.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
life was prayer,
perfect harmony with the Father.
Through your Spirit, teach us to pray
according to your will of love.
May the faithful of the whole world unite
in intercession and praise,
and may your kingdom of love come.
Our brothers and sisters.
Pray for those affected by COVID-19 across the world in this update from Methodist Mission Partners, including news on how vaccine plans are being rolled out. Read the update here.
“We all believe that all human beings are children of the same heavenly Father. Those who have the same father are brothers and sisters. Let us really treat each other as brothers and sisters! . . . We all believe that freedom is a divine gift to be preserved at all costs. Let us liberate, in the highest and most profound sense of the word, all the human beings who live round about us.”
Read about Brazilian Archbishop Dom Hélder Câmara , Liberation Theology, and its relevance to today here.