- Day 25: A gospel rhythm
Day 25: A gospel rhythm
Tom Sine recounts a life-changing experience during work on a project in rural Haiti; the people among whom he labored had a “Gospel-rhythm” to their lives, always having time to stop and talk with passers-by: “On many warm ...Read more
- Day 27: Prayer and love
Day 27: Prayer and love
God never gives us discernment in order that we may criticise, but that we may intercede.
There is nothing that makes us love someone so much as praying for them.
Loving God, help me make your ...Read more
- Day 29: Raising the bar
Day 29: Raising the bar
1 Corinthians 9:24–27
How can we help people raise the bar of discipleship to become more missional? The first step is to help people discern their calling. We encourage people to compose what we call a “personal calling statement”. Then we ...Read more
- Day 33: One Square Mile
Day 33: One Square Mile
A Baptist Church in Bangor, Maine, USA realised it didn’t know its neighbours. So they ran a bonfire picnic in the churchyard and invited everyone in. Next it offered some of its space around the church building for a community garden. This kind of ...Read more
- Day 35: Space to reflect
Day 35: Space to reflect
Benedictine Abbot Christopher Jamieson (comments) that many of us choose a busy life while pretending it is forced on us…. We choose to be busy because it facilitates our consumerist lifestyle that requires us to work harder and harder and to fulfil ...Read more
- Day 37: Being known
Day 37: Being known
When I imagined living in community, I envisaged myself turning overnight into a paragon of virtue, simply by sheer force of will. I would leave behind my bad habits, my judgmental attitudes, and any tendency towards gossip. I would never ...Read more
- Day 38: What do you do…?
Day 38: What do you do…?
What do you do…? What do you do when the people on your street (the street you love) are in such dire need? What do you do when your neighbour (a fantastic family man, helpful in the community and very handy-selflessly so) is picked up ...Read more