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Let’s make a difference!
One of the writers I find most inspiring is CS Lewis – and I suspect I’m not alone! He’s never far away from ‘top 10’ lists of Christian writers. One of the things that I find most intriguing about Lewis is how his portrayal of Christianity can speak so deeply to so many when it’s so strongly marked by its origin in wartime.
In recent generations, the memory of the mind-numbing effects of two world wars has begun to recede: my own children have known a period of unrivalled peace and prosperity… and nothing else. Perched in this privileged corner, far from the conflicts that scar the Middle East and the Ukraine, I sometimes get the feeling that we’ve forgotten all about war. Though I’m not about to bemoan the incredible blessing of living in this place and time, the urgency of the gospel is too often far from our minds. A wise man once said that we’ll see whether God has really blessed us when we look back and see how much we blessed the world: after all, blessing is given to us so that we can be a blessing to others. With unprecedented Christian persecution around the world and tense political situations dominating the headlines, maybe it’s time for the Church to live up to that billing.
That’s part of the reason I love what Mark Ritchie’s doing. Taking his lead from the pipers who led men ‘over the top’ in World War 1, he is contending for the faith in modern day Britain. You can read about it on pages eight and nine.
With the world wars came rationing, and that’s part of what made it real for us on this little island. Maybe as we ‘ration’ ourselves for Lent (what are you giving up?), we could use this time to recover a sense of mission. Let’s make a difference![/td_text_with_title][/vc_column][/vc_row]