Sunday, 6 February 2011


Today Father Martin, who is Chaplain to the local branch of the Air Training Corps, was taking part in the service for 70th Anniversary for the Corps at St. Clement Danes, the Central Church of the RAF so Father Mervyn was Celebrant and Preacher. He preached on the theme of “you are the light of the World”. Just as it was useless to put a light under a buckets so we had to let our light shine by the way we treated people less fortunate than ourselves: the homeless, the sick, clothing those without clothes, feeding the hungry. We learnt from the reading from Isaiah that fasting is related not only to God but to our neighbour as well. This is reinforced by the reading from the Gospel. As disciples we have to let our shine in our lives as our witness. As Pope Paul VI said “Through this wordless witness ....Christians can stir up irresistible questions in the hearts of those who see how they live. Why are they like this? Why do they live in this way? What or who is it that inspires them? Why are they in our midst? Such a witness is already the silent proclamation of the Good News and a very powerful and effective one. Here we have the initial act of evangelization.”

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