What Hamilton’s victory teaches the Church?

It was great to see Lewis Hamilton win the British Grand Prix as Silverstone this weekend. Of course, no one doubts that his podium position was the result of talent, teamwork and courage. But there is another quality in that mix; it is persistence. Since Mercedes, a few seasons back, had all sorts of technical problems with its cars yet sheer doggedness has turned the situation around to victory.

 

Most congregations are constantly trying to innovate yet never quite succeed. Why? Maybe we don’t persist in working though the hurdles in the way of any change. Yet if the idea was right in the first place, dogged determination will defeat these difficulties and win the race.

A Tribute to the Tunisia Victims

Sometime ago I visited Our local Sikh Temple . The gentleman who showed me round made a very wise remark that  I will always remember . And it was, ‘all of the world religions are about treating other as yourself’.

 

Today as a result of recent atrocities across the globe, many media types and people in the street  are saying ‘religion’ is a bad thing. Yet that forgets the many billions  of our fellow human beings who live out their own faith in inner peace and harmony with their neighbour.

 

So as we stand here in the UK at midday in silent tribute to those who were so brutally  murdered in Tunisia, let us remember Christ commanded us to love God and our neighbour just as much as ourselves.  In fact, we need to remember these conscious acts are indivisible.

 

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