11am Sunday 8th March: Parish Mass and Children’s Sunday School
The interaction of faith with politics has, in the history of the Church, produced some of the most inspiring examples of Christian creativity, compassion, and energy. At the same time, the heady mixing of faith with fallible political power has also been responsible for some of the Church’s darkest periods, greatest injustices, and shallowest of actions. Our faith is at one and the same time deeply personal and private, and yet we cannot escape Jesus’ call to act on it in such a way that it helps transform this world into the place he would have it be.
We will think this week both on Sunday 8th March, and also in our Lent discussion group, about what the Gospel tells us about how we should interact with the realm of politics, public discourse, government and policy making. This is all the more important as we approach a General Election. What values should we use to judge how we should vote? How do we make a Christian voice heard in local politics? What makes a good Christian politician? Do we live in a post-Christian political environment, or is it possible to argue that many parties’ policies continue to be influenced by the Christian culture from which our present political mileu has emerged?
Join us at 11am on Sunday to ponder these questions, worship together, and bring all our prayers, praises and petitions to God as we offer our Parish Mass together.