Jane and I both enjoyed the PIECES worship workshop we attended at St Peter’s, Hextable yesterday. This is the church I grew up in and at which Jane and I met. The main thing I took away from the day was not so much new ideas about worship music but the feeling of privilege at being able to return and find this community still alive and welcoming. Obviously many people have moved on or weren’t there because it didn’t match their particular interests but it was lovely to spend time with old friends and also to see some of those who were just kids when we moved onto Lewisham taking a role in the proceedings.
That was a precious gift and also left me contemplating how, day to day, we can make a gift of our lives to others. It does not actually take that much effort to inspire and encourage others when fitted in the context of a wider, supportive and loving community.