Communication has come a long way since the days of Morse Code, smoke signals and pigeons. The first postal system in the western world was developed by the Romans and most of us have heard of the inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell. The technological advancements made in the first two millieniums seem to have been equalled by those made in the years since 2000. Mobile phones, the internet and social media are generally considered to be beneficial, but not always.
Social media is fantastic to communicate good news or happy events, but we are all aware of how these forums are open to abuse. Brene Brown regularly speaks on subjects including shame, courage, culnerability and empathy and has given one of the top five most watched TED talks. She suggests social media is like fire as we can..."use them to keep yourself warm and nourished, or you can burn down the barn."
The reflections I post on our website and Facebook all have a purpose. To communicate and provoke thought and conversations regarding the world we live in and consider God's role in our lives. We are not here by accident but because of....God.
So what is this God like? In less than two weeks Christians all over the world celebrate Easter. The moment in history when the God of love stared directly into the face of hate, death, sin and corruption and now invites us to another way of livng, of being. The narrative in the gospels, the Biblical accounts of Jesus' life, ministry, death and resurrection, are full of drama, betrayal, desparation but conclude with hope and forgiveness.
At LCBC we offer you an invitation to come and hear this story afresh. We'd love to see you, whether you are familiar with this story or not so much.