Editorial – July 2017

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAby Margaret Baker, Team Vicar

What to write in the editorial when it is my turn is always the one thing I want to keep on putting off doing as the deadline draws near!

Why, you might ask? Well, I think it’s because so much is always going on in our world and our country that is significant and for which we often need to take some responsibility. If we as Christians do not speak out or respond, then how will others hear of the most important person in our lives? I wonder what a difference we would see in the world if everyone believed.

The same applies this month. Where to start? Well, last Sunday St Lawrence’s received a surprise gift in the form of a chocolate cake; it was not the first or last one that I am sure we will eat! but this cake was special as it came from some neighbours, in the spirit of Ramadan, on behalf of their Mosque.

As we have eaten that cake and talked about our neighbours, we have been reminded that we are all human beings and loved by God, and what one group does will not necessarily mean every group will do. There is a well-known saying: “Actions speak louder than words”.

I wonder what would happen if we all thought a little more about our actions, especially locally, and how they reflect on our neighbours and those close to us. Perhaps this is just the right time to try and do something different.