THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: Let’s stir up some love!
It’s time to get stirring! Of course, you can buy your Christmas Pudding – there are many brands to choose from.
But surely the best are those made at home. So pull out the mixing bowl and find the ingredients. Next Sunday is ‘Stir-up Sunday’.
The name comes from a prayer traditionally associated with the Sunday before Advent: Stir up, O Lord, the wills of your people, that bearing the fruit of good works, they may by you be richly rewarded.
This prayer’s challenging! It recognises the importance of positive attitudes and actions.
Often we expect others to do what we might do ourselves. Yet, like a Christmas pudding, life is richer the more we put into it.
So now’s the time to consider whether there’s a neighbour who might appreciate some practical help – or perhaps a Christmas dinner, let alone pudding.
Now’s the time to contact that community organisation, struggling for want of volunteers – now’s the time to join or re-join a church as you’ve been meaning to do for so long.
On Sunday we shall be making some Christmas puddings in our worship at Broad Street. The method is in the bible (Hebrew 10:24): Let’s stir one another up to love and good works.
Rev Alan M Barker
Broad Street Methodist Church, Spalding