Sunday, 16 November 2008


We have just made acquaintance with a family who we might have met, twenty odd years ago: almost twenty years exactly, to be precise. (I say 'might have' because we discovered we had all gone to the same conference, at the same time, but do not remember ever meeting.) In Kenya, where we have all lived, loved, worked...

So we are sitting together, the conversation flying with 'Do you know...?' and 'Do you remember...?' until we must, in the space of an hour or so, have mentioned over a hundred names.

And here we are in Guernsey.

And what I am wondering, is, Why?

Why, God, have you brought us together? For what purpose? For there is purpose in everything, our task is to find out what GOD's purpose is in the everything.

Apart from a delightful sense of community, what is your purpose here, O God?

I am wondering.

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