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  • Chris Williams

Sunday 23rd August - Icon of the Day

‘Our protection is a God who spurned protection. Our protection is a God of vulnerability. We will be vulnerable as the children of Israel were vulnerable in the desert and, as God sheltered them, so might God shelter us. We will be vulnerable as Christ was vulnerable, and it is in Christ Himself where we find our shelter.’

Richard Rohr


Image: Panoramic view during sunset of Dasht-e Loot, in English "Emptiness desert", located in the provinces of Kerman and Sistan-Baluchistan, Iran.

Photo: Diego Delso,, 2018. Used under licence CC-BY-SA


In St Mary’s prayer cycle for this month, today we pray for those who value free speech.


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