By Rachel Mann, priest in the Diocese of Manchester
A Prayer for Manchester after the Bombing
whose Love dares to dwell in the midst of us.
Be with the people of Manchester today.
Grieve with us in our grief,
search with us as we seek out lost loved ones,
wait with us in the anxiety of unknowing.
How many Anglicans does it take to change a light bulb?
One to call the electrician, one to mix the drinks, and one to talk about how much better the old one was.
I have a stock of these lightbulb quips and you will find the odd one spattered through out my copy this month.
The purpose of them is to draw your attention to change. The whole Christian faith is based on change. Change from darkness to light, from unbelief to faith, from hate to love, from death to life the fact is the Christian faith, belief in our Lord Jesus Christ means one thing change of us, the people we are to the people that Jesus wants us to become. And the powerhouse for that change is the Holy Spirit.