Following a Rumor

Just don’t seem to get much time for blogging at the moment.

I was back at my desk on Wednesday after a week’s holiday and it was a bit of a shock to the system as I had to catch up with all those things I had been leaving until after Christmas!!

Since Wednesday I have: written a service and sermon for tomorrow and a service and sermon for our monthly mid week communion on Tuesday; planned (with the help of the church organist and all round techie person) a musical evening on the Guild theme (to love mercy) which we will do for two Guilds this coming week. I finished the wordy bit this afternoon.

I have also written numerous letters/emails; finalised the job description and scope of works and written the job advert for the new post of church caretaker; and spoken at length with the General Trustees about our building problems.

Still on my to do “fairly immediately to do” list is the preparation and circulation of notes for the first of our monthly bible studies on Mark’s Gospel; a talk on my first two years in ministry (!!!) for the Friendship Club at my Probation church and a reply to the Toast to the Lassies for a Burns Supper!!

Hey ho… the sick might get a visit early February at this rate!!

But enough of this …it is Epiphany so here is a great quote for the season:

“What a difference! The three kings had only a rumor to go by. But it moved them to make that long journey. The scribes were much better informed, much better versed. They sat and studied the Scriptures like so many dons, but it did not make them move. Who had the more truth? The three kings who followed a rumor, or the scribes who remained sitting with all their knowledge?” (Soren Kierkegaard)