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To see and be seen
Sometimes people will go to extraordinary lengths to get close to someone famous or special. Just this week we had the parade for the Rio Olympians in Manchester and the two “blaggers” who managed to join in the parade by dressing up as team members.
Prayer of Petition – asking for what we need not what we want.
There are many kinds of prayer: praise, thanksgiving, intercession and petition with each one having its time and place.
Highway or Stairway?
In the parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man, Jesus gives us a vision of the comforts and reward of Heaven and of the stark realities of Hell. It is a reminder that not everyone gets to pass through the gates of Heaven; for some people there might just be a different kind of reward waiting for them.
How to make friends
Nothing much has changed since Amos arrived in the prosperous kingdom of Israel. Behind the glitter of political and religious life, he saw a world of injustice and exploitation of the poor an abuse of the use of money and property resulting in serious imbalances in society. – notice any similarities with the world of today?