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June letter

Dear everyone,

Recently I’ve had new  glasses, tinted varifocals which go darker in strong sunlight.

They take  a bit of getting used to, but I am already finding the benefit. The older we are, it seems, the more often we need to have our eyes checked!

I find in this something of a parable. We always need to make adjustments and improvements in the way that we see things. It is part of lifelong learning, and unless we continually adjust our lives we quickly become part of a time warp.

All kinds of things shape our outlook. Even the mistakes we make often help us to see things more clearly-and should help us, in the future to make judgements and decisions of a maturer kind.

When we look back on our lives I’m sure that many of us squirm at the things we did. Hindsight however can help us to see life more clearly through our failures and mistakes .

Wearing  tinted varifocals makes me think  of St Paul who says to the Corinthians ‘now we see through a glass darkly, but then face-to-face’. These words are translated in various ways but they all lead to the same conclusion, that ‘ mature vision’ is needed in order to face the realities of life. However Paul also reminds us that there are only three eternal realities-

‘Faith, hope and Love, and the greatest of these is love.’

My hope is that we will all be able to see that we need to be ‘perfected in love.’ In the end this matters most of all.

Every blessing, David.

On the Thursday 2nd of July from 4.00 to 6.30 we are holding an afternoon tea – weather permitting in the garden. Please come and join us if you are able to come and live nearby! Anna is organising sandwiches & refreshments. Offers of cakes etc, however would be gratefully appreciated. Proceeds towards the Nottinghamshire Hospice and the Nottingham Maggi Centre. Thanks.D.


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