Today, High Wycombe remembered the fallen. The occasion was magnificently put together and very well attended.
I would like to share with you two things from the service — a prayer and the second half of the second reading:
Lord God our Father,
we pledge ourselves to serve you and all humankind,
in the cause of peace,
for the relief of want and suffering,
and for the praise of your name.
Guide us by your spirit;
give us wisdom;
give us courage;
give us hope;
and keep us faithful now and always.
And from Mark 12:41-44:
Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a fraction of a penny.
Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”
I have much else to write. But not today.
Tags: Armed Forces, Christianity, Remembrance Day, Social Justice, Wycombe