I wonder if you feel despondent when you listen to the News each day on the radio or television, or read the stories in the newspapers. Most bulletins seem to be so full of bad news these days – there’s only very rarely a story or incident to make us smile, or lift our spirits!
I expect that, like me, you’re constantly looking for an ‘antidote’ to all the sadness around and the various other problems. These stories can be national, international or sometimes of a local nature. Problems, perhaps within or our own village or street, our Church Family or even within our own families. I know, sadly, that none of us seem to be exempt.
‘Where can we turn for some good news?’ I think I can hear you ask.
Let me try and offer a couple of brief and simple suggestions which I hope may be helpful.
Firstly , we’re in the early days of Spring which I always find encouraging – the days are longer, the flowers are blooming with colour and there’s a little warmth in the sunshine once again.
Secondly, we are in the season of Lent now in the Church Calendar; we can always be inspired by the fact that Lent always culminates in the wonderful season of Easter-tide! Easter is a great time for everyone, young and old alike, and a marvellous time especially for all Christian believers! It forms the true basis of our faith and beliefs and should be the ‘highlight’ of our year!
So, please take time again in the course of the next few days/weeks to reflect on your faith once again, and look forward in prayerful hope towards the Easter Season and the Glorious Resurrection Joy it brings.
With best wishes to you all – especially those not well at present.
Greetings and a very Happy Easter.