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Shane Tucker

Hhmmmm . . .


hospitality for those struggling can also come in the form of opening homes up to fostering - embracing those who have been subjected to struggles often not of their own making and giving them a safe haven to experience a different way of living and a new place to belong even if it is for just a brief period of time. We have been fostering for 3 and a half years now and have seen the big difference it can make in young people's lives, maybe there is a need for adult fostering as well as young people?

Pam Smith

"the Church is like a swimming pool: all the noise is at the shallow end"

Good comment - and one of the things I find most frustrating. It shouldn't matter that the 'shallow end' gets most of the attention because it makes the most noise but unless people bother to look further they don't even know there is a 'deep end'.

But if you spend a lot of your time inviting people into the deep end you can end up permanently stationed in the shallow end! :D

roderick crawford

I think the church is like a swimming pool - splash,play, learning, fast lanes and slow, lone swimmers. I just wish more people would get in!

Revd. Joanna Anderson

Dear Jonny,
What a great piece from you about community and the draw it is having on a whole new generation. The comment about children in community was particularly good to come across. We lived in community with our children for three of the years they were growing up . As young adults,their ability to be with all kinds of people, their depth of compassion , their patience with people stems I believe from those years and I know the life of community was hugely enriched by their presence.

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