This is the only way to accept praise and criticism, especially of your work – with a light hand. Don’t swallow the opinions down: the good ones are too saccharine, the bad ones too bitter to digest. Hold them in your hand lightly.
I was once at a confirmation service where the former Bishop of Exeter, Michael Langrish, gave an excellent sermon, using a ladder as an illustration. My memory of it is a little dim now, so I’ll be forgetting the nuances of his point, but in any case the image of a ladder has remained in my mind.
Review of Home – Jo Swinney; Flee, Be Silent, Pray – Ed Cyzewski; Liturgy of the Ordinary – Tish Harrison Warren; and Tumbling Sky – Matt Searles.
Those Who Wait: Finding God in Disappointment, Doubt and Delay
– Tanya Marlow
Coming 16 Oct 2017
So often as Christians we want to run in with a cure – for sick people, and the world at large – but we are called to the slower work of healing.
Healing prayer can be really hard emotionally for those with chronic illness receiving prayer.
Why? When the healing doesn’t happen we want someone to blame.
Speak, when all you want to do is close your eyes and hope it goes away.
Conversely, hand your beloved microphone to someone who wasn’t invited to the front.
For those who can’t access a YouTube video with subtitles, here is the transcript of my New Wine Interview in all its impromptu glory. I SWEAR it comes across much better when I say it than when it’s written down, honest…