Over the next few weeks your local church will be running a series called ‘Cuppa and Chat’ to explore what the Lord’s Prayer is about and what it means to you and me today. Now you might think this doesn’t matter or doesn’t involve me, but events in recent weeks that have been all over the headlines can challenge what the Lord’s prayer means to us and our responses to it.
For example in the Lord’s Prayer we pray ‘Father forgive us our sins as we forgive others.’
Where is forgiveness? Should we forgive? Can we forgive? What if we don’t forgive ourselves?
What should be our response to those responsible for the recent shootings in Paris?
It is said that politics and religion shouldn’t mix. Yet I would say that our life decisions should reflect our faith. So as we look to the forthcoming General Election we could ask the question, what are we looking for from the politicians, what are they offering? What is their vision for our country and world?
For again in the Lord Prayer we pray ‘thy kingdom come, they will be done, on earth’.
So what vision do we have of God’s kingdom? What might that vision look like worked out here on earth? How does that vision stack up against what we are being offered in the General Election?
I would like to suggest that the Lord’s Prayer, as well as it is known, still has many challenges for us today and much for us to think about in the coming weeks.
So come along for a cuppa and chat and let’s try and make some sense of this prayer and the world we live in and the Christian faith. The meetings are free and accompanied by a resource booklet costing £4.
Groups start meeting from Monday 16th February Please sign up on list in church or contact me
Monday 10:45am 1 Rudge Way, Evenley.
Tuesday 10.00am Greenbank 2 Hinton in the Hedges
Wednesday 2.00pm 36 Broad Lane, Evenley
Thursday 7:45pm 15 The Square-Aynho
Friday Croughton or Aynho TBA