St George the Martyr Church, Shirley

Lent Course

The Lent Blog update

The York Course is accompanied by a CD/Transcript featuring the Rt Rev Nick Baines, Margaret Sentamu (MS), Rev Ken Howcroft (KH) (Methodist), Theodora Hawksley (TH) (Roman Catholic), and Canon Simon Stanley (SS) as interviewer. Here are some comments from the panel which may ring bells with you:

SESSION ONE: RECEIVING CHRIST AS CHILDREN OF GOD

MS: In God’s economy there’s no such thing as “little me”. We are all very valuable to God.

KH: It is possible for God to pay attention to everyone simultaneously all the time.

NB: God is closer to us than anything else.

TH: St John speaks of the power to become children of God. This power is not like holding a sword, but like holding a baby.