Drink deep, little one… The water poured over you today has been part of the world since its beginning and will be until its end. It quenches the thirst of the gasping and cools the throats of the parched it washes the world clean it lets the world live. Drink deep, little one. Soak it…

It takes little faith to see the sacred in the extraordinary. To have faith the sacred is in the ordinary, though, takes courage to believe the mundane can be enough; that grace can emerge even through the dull, the slightly disappointing, the not quite right, not quite as we intended, not really what we hoped;…

In the darkest night it is not possible to believe that light will come. Because light has come before, doesn’t mean it will again. Hold faith tonight for those who see the darkness stretch before them – who know no other truth than that – whose barren-ness prevails, who are buffeted by despair, who cannot…

Imagine what else would change today if we dared demand it of love. If we didn’t stop where the rules ended, were no longer bound by common sense or right and wrong or justice and fairness and who deserves what. If we expected life for all anyway…

Take the clay of our lives and shape it to love Take the clay of the church and shape it to grace Take the clay of the world and shape it to peace Take the clay of today and shape it to hope And then breathe your spirit into all again For ever and ever…

We are sinners… we are not only sinners We are weak… we are not only weak We fail… we are not always failures We have destroyed… also we have loved You, God, do not limit us to the stories by which the world knows us You see much more in us than the labels we…

Maybe in this there is a glimpse of the kingdom a foretaste a hint a promise. Let it hold you and let it send you so you will never be at peace until all are fed until all know home until all are free until justice is done until peace is the way until grace…

We’re here because we’re people who have heard a rumour that there’s life to be found on the other side of death. We’re here because just the rumour is enough to bring us hope and just the hope is enough to bring us a moment of life. We’re here because even though it is only…

They are right, those who doubt what we do. It is purely the product of over-active imaginations. Who but the foolish would look at barren ground and imagine food for all, see past desolation and believe it will become an oasis, would not be stopped by war, but live for the day it will be…

You do not give up on the broken and the lost You do not give up on the fractured or the shattered or the dying or the dead You do not give up on the fearful or the hateful or the impossible You do not give up when there is no heartbeat left or no…