Horizons is the theme for the current series of talks at our 10.00am Sunday services.

This page will gradually develop to reflect all that these talks cover.

To begin with here is a prayer/poem from Oscar Romero

Horizons

A FUTURE NOT OUR OWN

 

It helps, now and then, to step back and take a long view.

 

The kingdom is not only beyond our efforts,

it is even beyond our vision.

We accomplish in our lifetime

only a tiny fraction

of the magnificent enterprise

that is God's work.

Nothing we do is complete,

which is another way of saying

that the Kingdom always lies beyond us.

 

No statement says all that could be said.

No prayer fully expresses our faith.

No confession brings perfection.

No pastoral visit brings wholeness.

No programme

accomplishes the Church's mission.

No set of goals and objectives

includes everything.

 

That is what we are about.

We plant a seed that will one day grow.

We water seeds already planted,

knowing that they hold future promise.

We lay foundations

that will need further development.

We provide yeast that produces effects

far beyond our capabilities.

 

We cannot do everything,

and there is a sense of liberation

in realising that.

This enables us to do something,

and to do it very well.

 

It may be incomplete,

but it is a beginning,

a step along the way,

an opportunity for the Lord's grace

to enter and do the rest.

 

We may never see the end results,

but that is the difference

between the master builder and the worker.

We are workers, not master builders,

ministers, not messiahs.

 

We are prophets of a future not our own.

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