On & Off Duty Issue 1114 April 2024

01 Apr 2024

An Easter Challenge – Deborah Akinlawon QPM:

“Hello Son.”

“Hello Dad.”

Did it hurt?”

“Yes, but the kiss hurt more than the nails.

I heard this short exchange for the first time this Easter. It was the winning entry for a Radio 4 competition where people were required to submit a short story with a beginning, a middle and an end. The maximum amount of words you could use was 20.

It took 16 words to convey the message of Easter. In case you are wondering, this is an exchange between Father God and His Son Jesus Christ. The kiss came from Judas, one of the 12 disciples as he betrayed Him. And the nails, well …

I’ve always wondered how Jesus, knowing that Judas was about to sell him out, didn’t treat him any differently…

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Big Church Festival – Sat 25th & Sun 26th May 2024

Big Church Festival – Sat 25th & Sun 26th May 2024

Big Church Festival: https://www.bigchurchfestival.comhttps://youtu.be/y0yNb_7gKGo?si=DBVj5zWre_pD1tSY Location is in SUSSEXhttps://maps.app.goo.gl/rd9LaVGxvKHNmgdr7?g_st=ic Campsite opens Fri 1000-2200 Acts start: 1200 Saturday and finish midnight Sunday Campsite...

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On & Off Duty Issue 1113 March 2024

On & Off Duty Issue 1113 March 2024

You Are the Light of the World – Brian McCarthy: One of the periods I love best from scripture, is the time following the resurrection. Jesus reassured everyone, that everything was just as it was supposed to be. Despite so many things appearing to be to the contrary....

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On & Off Duty Issue 1112 February 2024

On & Off Duty Issue 1112 February 2024

Seeing The Bigger Picture – Brian McCarthy: Have you ever stood on a hilltop and looked at the world below your feet? You immediately experience a powerful paradigm shift that helps to put everything in a slightly clearer perspective. I would dare to say you realise...

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