Tuesday 15th December - Icon of the Day
The Christian, in the Advent season above all, must learn something of God’s own simultaneous ‘yes’ and ‘no’ to all religious aspiration and expectation. God, say the mystics, is innominabile and omninominable, the one for whom no name is adequate, the one of whom all true words speak. Only the newness of a new turn of history, the specific newness of new words, acts and relations, can show the God who will not allow himself to be caught in the circle of ideas alone, and so can show the God who exceeds both the fiercest longing and the profoundest speculation of creatures.
Image: The Nativity, Spanish School (possibly), 17th Century, National Trust, Kedleston Hall and Eastern Museum.
In St Mary’s prayer cycle for this month, today we pray for teachers seeking different and innovative ways for their children to experience the Nativity and carols.
In these unprecedented times, St Mary’s is reaching out and supporting our community in many ways, especially online. But with activities in our buildings greatly restricted, we no longer receive the previous level of financial support from collections at Services, nor from hiring out the church and hall buildings.
If you can help us financially to continue to offer Christ's love to our community in these difficult times, as those before us have done down the centuries, please consider making a donation by debit/credit card and to Gift Aid it if possible, by clicking this link to 'givealittle':