"It is now in your hands" Tonight, the President announced the moving to Level 3 of the Lockdown. In essence this means opening up the economy and facing the Risks associated with our interaction with others and the increased potential for person to person infections. While we know that there will be an increase in… Continue reading It is now in your hands. A response to level 3
30Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall. 31But those who wait upon the LORD will renew their strength. (Isaiah 40: 30-31) I greet you in the Name of the ascended Christ. Note that in Isaiah 40 it does not say that we will not grow weary and tired, (and frustrated,… Continue reading Eastertide 2020 – Friday 22 May – 57th day of lockdown.
The Ascension is a key event in the whole Gospel story. Just as Jesus came into the world as God become man so it is essential that He returned to take His place back at the Father's right hand as the Crucified and risen man who is God– the conqueror Christ, the God Man Saviour.… Continue reading Ascension Day Reflection
Today the World over leaders are being challenged. We are very fortunate to have the President that we have. But all leaders, including me, are being challenged . Everywhere people are calling out crying out in desperation for good leadership. Abraham Lincoln said " “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to… Continue reading A call to discipleship – self-leadership under the guidance of the Holy Spirit
Grace and Peace to you, from God our Father and His Son Jesus Christ. What God requires of us is this “To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 8:6)And Jesus said that the greatest commandment was to love God and love our neighbour.Our Diocese has called on… Continue reading From the Rector’s Desk – 15 May 2020
Our president addressed us tonight and you could see the strain that he is under. This is a difficult phase of the management of the mitigation of the Pandemic, as it appears like not much is happening, but actually a great deal is happening. I feel it here in the Parish too. The contingency plans… Continue reading At the end of the Day -(Elizabeth Paul) Wed 13 May 2020
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and His Son Jesus Christ! I greet you in the Name of the Risen Christ. I have come in order that you might have life--life in all its fullness. (Jesus - John 10:10b) Today I’d like to look at the third Mark of Mission of Our… Continue reading From the Rector’s Desk – 4th Friday after Easter – 8 May 2020
Greetings in the Name of the Risen Christ! Our new Website www.stfrancistoti.co.za is up and running and our merged Facebook, Instagram and Twitter should be in full swing today. I remind you to like and share so that we can build our community. These are exciting times and a great challenge to our lifestyle. We… Continue reading From the Rector’s Desk – 7 May 2020 – 4th Thursday after Easter
28 There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s offspring,k heirs according to the promise. Central to the teaching of St Paul… Continue reading The Priests Perspective 7 May 2020 “ The Church living as the Body of Christ”
As we continue to build community, let us look to our Diocesan Vision statement and the Marks of Mission. “We, the Anglican Diocese of Natal, are called in Christ to love the world by giving of ourselves fully to serve God’s mission of salvation; peace, justice and reconciliation.” This mission statement calls us to be… Continue reading From the Rectors Desk – 6 May 2020 – St John’s Day.