Tuesday 8th December - Icon of the Day
Politicians compete for the highest offices. Business tycoons scramble for a bigger and bigger piece of the pie. Armies march and scientists study and philosophers philosophise and preachers preach and labourers sweat. But in that silent baby, lying in that humble manger, there pulses more potential power and wisdom and grace and aliveness than all the rest of us can imagine.
Brian D. McLaren
Image: Nativity facade of the Sagrada Família, Plaça de Gaudí, Barcelona, Spain
In St Mary’s prayer cycle for this month, today we pray for all who are suffering from corona virus, those recovering, those experiencing ‘long Covid’ and for the thousands who have lost their lives.
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':