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"What is a Priest?” “I thought Sally was Ordained anyway?” – all questions we have heard over the last few weeks as we prepare to host the Ordinations to the Priesthood in our benefice on 19th June.
“They had expected to see the grey heathery slope of the moor, going up and up to join the dull autumn sky. Instead a blaze of sunshine met them. It poured through the doorway as the light of a June day pours into a garage when you open the door………. And the sunlight was coming from what certainly did look like a different world…” So wrote CS Lewis in “the Silver Chair” – one of the “Chronicles of Narnia, of course.
“What are you doing for Lent this year?” is the usual question that runs round about now. So often people put in minor acts of penance:- giving up sugar in their tea, perhaps (more usefully) reading a spiritual book, or even a chapter of the New Testament each day.