Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Work and Play

There can be no doubt that faith can be a serious business. We have sombre work to do, important issues to engage with, work to do in our communities and in the world.

However, that is not all there is to faith. The breath of the divine is at work in joy and in laughter as much as in our works in the world, be they great or small. Indeed, it is more easily felt in frivolity, in games, in sharing and fun than it is in works of seemingly greater importance, even if we do not recognise it as such. The divine can give us strength to deal with great troubles, our own or those of others, or of society or the world, but it also gives us capacity to smile, love and laugh.

Do not let your work prevent you from enjoying life, and sharing that with others. Where possible, join the two together, and feel the divine sing in your heart.

Written September 2016
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