FEB. 1, 2021
Sharing the love ...
Sharing the love ... February is a time when we turn from the crib to the cross. When the celebration of Christmas and Epiphany culminates in the light of Candlemas, making way for the preparation of Lent opening our hearts to receive the joy of Easter. Here in Kinnerley we have kept the church lit up during January evenings, a reminder that during this third lockdown the light of Christ shines in the darkness, and the darkness does not overcome it. During February we celebrate Valentine’s Day. In memory of St Valentine and in celebration of the unconditional love God has for all of us, we wanted to remind everyone of God’s love. The best way we can share the love God created us to share, is by being together, by being with one another. One of the hardest things about lockdown is the prevention of us being together with friends, neighbours, extended family, and the mental health impacts of this separation are profound. Our hearts literally ache when we cannot be with those we love. The love hearts of Valentine’s Day, and the sweets we offer you, are a symbol of that love we share, a love exemplified by the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. This magazine is a monthly reminder that you are always in our thoughts and prayers, that God loves you, and that you are never alone. Our wonderful local shops are helping us to share the love in this season so please be blessed at your local shop with our gift in this season of love. If you are reading this and you know someone who cannot get to the shop, why not be their valentine, and share the love with those who need it most. Yours in Christ Revd. Chris