Last July we were, as today, changing our nations course and pondering the result of an election, what this might mean for Europe, for Britain, for England, for us. And I wrote of the Gospel story of the Gerasene demonic whom Jesus released from his anger and violence that he be in his right mind.
Our prayer from the day of Pentecost – the day of judgement – is that we should have a right judgement in all things, our Christ's call to all God's children being that we should find righteousness with God. So too for our election, pray we, against the fear anger and violence of these times, may find release and rightness of mind, that our purpose in government and responsibilities as citizens may continue to pursue righteousness for all peoples.
July's Gospels see the good news of God's action in the world revealed in the unity of the Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. And we have seen such good shown by Manchester and London's response to the evil of the past months, gathering together in displays of unity support and compassion for the grieving and injured. So may we seek to display our unity in these coming days, working together for the common good of all peoples, one family across the generations creeds and ethnicities of our Great British family.
Yours in Christ.
Rev'd Brin Singleton
P.S. Do take a look at the The Blackheart Orchestra tour visit to All Saints' church in September via our website links. If you're planning on seeing them, do let me know. As to their name, well I'm reminded of the great man in black Johnny Cash singing his observations of this life's trials and struggles "I'd love to wear a rainbow every day, And tell the world that everything's OK, But I'll try to carry off a little darkness on my back. Till things are brighter, I'm the Man In Black."