January 11, 2024
During clergy duties I stopped in for a quick Costa coffee in Tenterden, Kent and a nice lady, Vicki Young, approached me. She is a carer and a Christian. She said that although we clergy pray for others, we seldom get prayers from them.
She said a beautiful prayer for me, one with much thought and significant meaning. I was really moved by it, and as she left, I rushed to the toilet to wipe my tears away.
I love my work, but more importantly, I like this woman and her willingness to reach out. Thank you to her.
There are lovely individuals in the world. There really are.
I gave this lady my cross and chain as a Christian gift which I wear hidden under my fleece and said a very quick prayer for this wonderful lady.
BELIEVER OR NON BELIEVER?
Respecting each other's beliefs enhances diversity and unity. Regardless of our faith or lack thereof, it's key to understand that the essence of humanity lies in our compassion, kindness, and acceptance. Religious believers derive their moral framework from scripture, seeking guidance and solace in divine wisdom. Non-religious believers, on the other hand, may turn to philosophy, science, and human experience for their answers. Different as these paths may seem, both ultimately aim for a more enlightened, harmonious life. Let us cherish this variety, fostering mutual respect and coexistence. Remember, everyone's journey is unique.