Rev Danny Crosby

From the Minister

Hi folks how are we all doing? These are difficult days. We are in the middle of a deeply challenging winter, all wondering how the days and weeks pan out. There is real hope that at some time in the not too distant future, with the new vaccines, that life will return to some kind of normality in the not too distant future, that we will be bale to truly be together again; together with our loved ones and of course fully together as a congregation. We are truly in this together, all the way, let us continue to take care of ourselves and one another. I write this message one day after the inauguration of new US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, a day of hope and renewal. That said yesterday truly was a mixed day, a classic example of what Moses described as the blessings and curses that come with choosing life. Yesterday we suffered the highest death rate caused by Covid 19. Yesterday we lost 1820 people in the UK, by the weekend over 100,000 souls will have been lost to this virus. The loss in this land and every land on this earth breaks my heart, I weep in sorrow for the loss. It is of course not just the loss of life it is the effect it is having on society and each of us as individuals. It is imperative that we do all that we can to support one another and those in wider society. We all have a part to play. So yesterday, like most days, was a very much a day of blessings and curses. It did feel like the first stirrings of a new hope, coming to life in frozen ground of a cold dark winter. It felt like new light was coming through, a new hope, a fresh hope. Hope born by the loving action of the whole of humanity, a hope that we must all bring to life. It is our task, for by goodness our whole world needs it. We all of us hold the whole world in our hands. Love and respect Rev Danny