Episode 8: All is not what it seems

So, a new term begins and we are now on the “home run” just four more months, great after the short summer break to see everyone back and eager to learn. I have found that these sessions Inspire my intellect, engage my emotions and stir my spirit. I will greatly miss them when they are over.

As always as I walk to “Churches House” various sights and sounds place ideas in my mind, so you need to view the images with this blog.

 I do not want to give the appearance of being a Christian but like the scaffold sheeting it’s just a façade – reality is required.

I pass a large building under renovation with some advertising on it, the building is completely wrapped in scaffolding overlaid with sheeting, printed on the sheeting are “Faux” windows and recesses so it appears you are looking at a completed office block. All is not what it appears! A bit further on and we turn left and in less than 200 metres we are in a very quiet walk with quaint shops and cafes. This could be any rural town! It seems we are not in central London but the large bus at the end of the walk is a clue that we are – all is not what it appears.

I was challenged again that it is not enough to just study the Bible but I must LIVE the Bible. I do not want to give the appearance of being a Christian but like the scaffold sheeting it’s just a façade – reality is required.

So hence the image of students (including myself) studying hard with a committed mindset, because we mean to live this stuff out, as I return to catch the evening train, the headline is of another terrorist attack, how vital that we who claim a faith are really what we appear to be to offer real hope to an unstable society.

-Bernard

 

All is not as it appears - Bury St Edmunds church

Students studying - Bury St Edmunds church

A quiet walk - Bury St Edmunds church

Serious Times - Bury St Edmunds church

Country Boy in the Capital: Episode 8

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