Imagine a gentle preacher coming to Tamworth today. People asking him questions and him answering using images that immediately strike home. He is meek but not weak. He confronts conflict squarely rather than avoids it, his standards are always high. This is no watered-down, easy message. But it is within our reach.
He also foretells we will be surprised by those who enter the Kingdom and those who don't. However hard we try, we can all be guilty of excluding people or groups from our community. Today Jesus invites us to be wary of judging others, and to believe that all can be open to God's loving offer of salvation.
With the support of Cruse and St Giles Hospice, as well as large number of volunteer, we are providing a bereavement support service at Sacred Heart every Friday, 10 â€“ 12am. It is open to parishioners and non-parishioners alike.