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Message from the Minister – August 2022


Dear Friends,

"A vagrant came asking for food, one summer afternoon. I told him to come around to the back door and asked him to sit on the floor while I went in to bring the left-over food, after a food bazaar.

I brought him food and said to him to pray with me. I humbly asked him to pray these repeated words of prayer with me. "Our FATHER in Heaven". He changed the wordings to "Your Father in Heaven". I said." No, say OUR FATHER in Heaven". He again said, "Your Father in Heaven"!!!

This extremely Irritated me! I asked why do you say 'Your' father when I say 'Our' FATHER?'

He said, "Sir, it is like this. If I say Our FATHER, then we both become brothers. If we are brothers, you would invite me in through the front door and not the back; you would ask me to sit at your dining table not on the floor; you will also not give me stale food! Sir, somehow, it's not possible that we are sons of the same father!"

He may be your Father, but he can't be OUR father! Whose FATHER is He, can you tell me?

It took a vagrant to teach me the truth. 

 'A religion that gives nothing, costs nothing, and suffers nothing, is worth nothing.'- Martin Luther

"God loves each of us as if there were only one of us" – Augustine

"Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can."

- John Wesley

GOD becomes our FATHER when we treat one another as brothers and sisters. Remember that. May the Lord help us to be more practical in our dealings with our fellow persons that we see and know in this life.

Whether or not you have booked a holiday or are going abroad, carve some time out this summer to just be. Have a holiday at home and do the things that feed your soul and bring you peace and happiness! Have a lovely summer. Let us treat one another with love and respect.

On behalf of Ama, the young men and myself, I wish you a happy and fulfilling summer. Thank you.

All the best.

GOD Bless.

Rev George.

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