As someone who loves colour, today’s poem is a challenge, particularly:
Let me be, then, more
black and white in who I am,
what I say, what I do.
Let me be grey
that others may
colour and be
I loved finding the photo above on The Worship Cloud, as it could take the poem even further – do we become more monochrome so that the Cross stands out?
In John 18, Simon Peter denies Jesus three times…
I’m trying to finish preparing a #SH2014 talk for tomorrow on ‘Faith has no place in the public sphere: discuss’ … so this line from Maggi is particularly apt:
Peter, always the first to speak and act in support of Jesus, and fearless of making public statements about his faith, now speaks just as impulsively in denial, simply to save his own skin. In this moment of danger he attempts what is ultimately impossible – to stay faithful only in private.
With a theme this week at Spring Harvest on ‘confidence’, it’s a great reading, to understand that the disciples also failed at many things, for a variety of reasons, and that Jesus can forgive them all.. .
Dr Bex Lewis is passionate about helping people engage with the digital world in a positive way, where she has more than 20 years’ experience. She is Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University and Visiting Research Fellow at St John’s College, Durham University, with a particular interest in digital culture, persuasion and attitudinal change, especially how this affects the third sector, including faith organisations, and, after her breast cancer diagnosis in 2017, has started to research social media and cancer. Trained as a mass communications historian, she has written the original history of the poster Keep Calm and Carry On: The Truth Behind the Poster (Imperial War Museum, 2017), drawing upon her PhD research. She is Director of social media consultancy Digital Fingerprint, and author of Raising Children in a Digital Age: Enjoying the Best, Avoiding the Worst (Lion Hudson, 2014) as well as a number of book chapters, and regularly judges digital awards. She has a strong media presence, with her expertise featured in a wide range of publications and programmes, including national, international and specialist TV, radio and press, and can be found all over social media, typically as @drbexl.