Children’s Society: a sermon from 23rd June 2019

What are your first memories of your childhood? Did you feel safe; have fun; feel loved? For many children today, they can't answer yes to all three - let alone just one. With 4.1 million children living in poverty, the risk of sexual abuse and mental difficulties highlight the importance of charities - such as the Children's Society.

An Easter Yes

An empty tomb
I think most people reading these thoughts will have experienced loss. Be it a friend, a family member, a pet, the loss of someone close is not a trivial thing: we mourn. Mourning isn’t something we humans alone do; our pets mourn too. The film “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale” is a beautiful film, and even the strongest, manliest man will have a ‘bit of dust’ in their eye – it’s not tears, honest – throughout the film. A film which recounts the true story of the dog Hachikō, a dog so loyal to his master that upon the death of his master, the dog would continue to wait over nine years for him, until the d...