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STARTING HERE, what do you want to remember? Homily for Wednesday.

Simon Marsh has been keenly ecumenically minded from the age of 8. The preamble to this weekday homily spoke of his regular, interested attendance at a host of Christian churches and chapels in England and Wales other than the gently liberal, “middle of the road” Anglican parish church of his boyhood – and of the preoccupation in many of them, as it seemed to him, not so much with building and recognising the Kingdom of God in this world, as with a distinct and debilitating likelihood of eternal punishment in some other world ahead. But hadn’t the Lord Jesus – and later St Paul – shown a “more excellent way”, hadn’t they spoken of law in the context of faith and hope and love? – Audio file here

William Stafford’s poem You Reading This, Be Ready is here