Learning to love myself

One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the LordContinue reading “Learning to love myself”

Allowing ourselves to hope

“It taught me to hope,” said he, “as I had scarcely ever allowed myself to hope before.” Mr. Darcy – Pride and Prejudice” ― Jane Austen A poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson: I envy not in any moods         The captive void of noble rage,         The linnet born within the cage,That never knew the summer woods:Continue reading “Allowing ourselves to hope”

Pearl of great price

On Sunday this week we were thinking about maintaining a good life/work balance.  I was looking after my 15 month-old son and he was absolutely determined to get out of the church and into the sunshine so I couldn’t stay and listen to the sermon, but what I did hear was enough.  The preacher sharedContinue reading “Pearl of great price”