On our website I found a lovely message celebrating my being with you for a year! How lovely it was to read, to receive flowers and touching words from the group of churches. Thank-you all. We love it here! The year has flown by, it has been wonderful getting to know so many of you, to share in the ups and downs, the sorrows, the joys and the everyday of our lives.
Encouragement is such a lovely thing, words are so meaningful. With them we can build each other up, give love, comfort and support or we can use them to hurt, to tear another down. To lighten a sermon about ‘the tongue’ recently I googled in ‘the world’s most ridiculous quotes’ and Donald Trump appeared in the first 8. Need I say more!! I’m not giving space to his but here are a few of my own favourite ‘being kind’ quotes:
My grandfather’s ‘If you can’t say something positive about someone don’t say anything at all’.
A Native American plaque ‘ Never judge a man until you walk two moons in his moccasins’
Social Media post ‘In a world where you can choose to be anything, choose to be kind’
As Jesus said ‘Love your neighbour as yourself’ (this also implies you should love yourself too, God does 😊)
Blessings of Kindness,
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Revd Nikki Mann
Nikki is the Priest in Charge of the Raddesley Benefice (which consists of 6 churches) in Cambridgeshire