Finding words

10 Dec 2016

This has been a week of trying to get things ready - lots of preparation, planning and writing down half-shaped ideas in the hope that they might take on a more fully-fledged life (nativity plays, talks for services, pieces for magazines....)


It has all involved finding words for stuff; taking themes and ideas that are familiar, or at least half known, and trying to find ways of clothing them in words that  can communicate importance, possibility, challenge, wonder.


I love doing it.


And the more I do it, the more I think this is what church as a whole is like; we are trying to find words - and therefore ways of living and looking - that express something, far bigger than the words, than our ideas, than our lives can contain. And this  Christmas is - all that "bigness" present in a vulnerable baby. The Word becomes flesh



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