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[ the point of it all ]

Augustine of Hippo (354 – 430 AD) wrote:

You made us for yourself and our hearts find no peace until they rest in you.

A saying of Mother Julian of Norwich (UK), who lived the life of an anchoress in the 14th Century, was

God of your goodness, give me yourself, for only in you I have all.

These echo closely Jesus’ own words:

"I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father." (John 15:15) and his invitation to "Abide in me as I abide in you… As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love." (John 15:4, 9)

This website is principally about helping people to grow as disciples of Jesus and ministers of God’s grace, mercy, love and truth.  But we miss the point if we think that growing as a Christian is just about doing more for God.  In Mark’s account, Jesus’ fundamental call to the first twelve disciples was for what purpose – dare you guess?  When you think you know, move your mouse over the question mark to check your answer.

Did you get it?  Not first and foremost to do, do, do, but to be, be, be.  So the starting point and finishing point for our being a disciple of Jesus and a co-minister of the Gospel of grace is our relationship with him.  Over time, we hope to help you with this area of your Christian life as well, pointing in particular to resources and ideas accessible via the Internet.


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