No news yet today on the baby front....!
Good session with the lent group last night. Discussed 'Bruce Almighty' and looked at it in terms of issues of responsability, selfishness, and concequences as well as number of other things. We shoed some clips of he film and then at the end spent some time reflecting on pslams 90 and 139. We looked at Job and the story of Zaccheus. These four parts of the scriptures clearly mirroring some of Bruce's experience and therefore ours.
It remainded me of 2 things - technology is so tempremental (bloody computers!) but also that God and god issues can be found in many places and perhaps most powerfully in places where you might not have expected them to be. Film is good like this because in a way it acts like a mirror to our culture, but a broken mirror at that. We see ourselves as we often are in films, but we also see ourselves as we would like to be. Like all great stories - films have a habit of telling us what we want to hear and what we don't want to hear.
The second film "Secrets and Lies' will I think be even more challenging as it's set in Briatain about Britain...
All this waiting for the baby seems to go well with the mood of the Lenten season. In some ways Lent is a puase offered by God. A chance for metal and spiritual preparation for resurrection living. In other ways all this waiting mirrors Christ's desert experience in that there are hopes that are then dashed, you think you have got somewhere and then you haven't. There is also, a real sense of expectancy, of hope of new life, and frustration that it is not happening. I am hoping that I learn something about patience in the next couple of days. A good and godly quality - remembering that things happen in his time and therefore ( as I have always seen this child as a gift from God - however unexpected!) perhaps I should bve using this time to pause (listen to yourself you activist!), listen, learn and prepare.
I have not gone up to lambeth palace (the right decision) but I duscovered yesterday that Steve and Anne Hollinghust would have been there - it would have been good to catch up with them. Who knows , maybe another time... I wonder who else will have been there? This just in from the ABC...
A quick word to say how sorry we are not to be seeing you today – though not at all sorry for the very good reason you have for not being here! We’ll be praying that all goes smoothly for Alex and the baby. Do let us know; and I hope we can have you here at some point in the future.
Wasn't that nice...
Tonight - curry, beer and not a great deal... Unless we need to get to the hospital of course!