The thrill of discovery

Rev Ian Walters
Rev Ian Walters
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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: By Ian Walters, Vicar of Gosberton

Last autumn a small number of us thought of forming a local history society. By the time of the first meeting we expected a dozen or so to attend. To our surprise we had over 30. Our next two meetings have resulted in over 40 members. Some are locally born and bred, but many are those who have been here for only a few years. Why is this so popular when some local initiatives have faded away? I think many are interested in hearing about local people who lived hereabouts in the past, and why the landscape and buildings are as they are. Certainly members enjoy the chance to meet up with others for a good natter, and to satisfy their curiosity. Perhaps it’s also good to have a common interest not connected to politics or religion! I think it’s also the thrill of discovery of hidden things, maybe the adult version of a children’s treasure hunt. I hope and pray that more people will discover the enormous treasure there is in the Christian faith. Ever since I was about 12 years old it has amazed me with things that give me practical answers about the world and its problems.

I hope and pray that more people will discover the enormous treasure there is in the Christian faith