Helen's Article





Dare to dream.

This year, the Methodist church has been exploring Holy Habits – rhythms of life, which enrich us and the communities we live in.
        Imagine your home, your street, your place of work, the world living by biblical teaching, where people, asking what the Lord requires of us, do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with God.
        Imagine your community fulfilling the promise of Jesus ‘By this, everyone will know that you are my disciples, is you have love for one another.’ Communities that counter the 21st century epidemic of loneliness.
        Imagine the presence of Jesus being revealed when bread is blessed and broken, as housebound people invite their neighbours round, as Messy kids offer bread to their parents and carers.
        Imagine prayer becoming as natural as breathing. Imagine prayer transforming your vision so you see the potential for good in everything around you.
        Imagine your home, your street, your place of work, the world being keener to give than to get. Imagine the day when poverty is over.
        Imagine people campaigning and voting for the interests of others rather than seeking to preserve and protect their own interests. Imagine bosses valuing their staff as equals.
        Imagine newcomers to the neighbourhood being invited to a meal and made to feel welcome. Imagines different ethnicities and cultures finding joy and delight in tasting each other’s signature dishes.
        Imagine a world, a church, where gladness prevails and cynicism is banished, where people are generous with their compliments and thanks. Imagine younger people giving time to care for older people. Imagine older people saying to younger people, you lead us into the future.
        Imagine the whole of life being offered in worship – the harvest of the crop, the styling of the hair, the satellite being launched. Imagine worship that brings the hurts of the world to the heart of God, and offers healing.
        Imagine how things would be if every disciple of Jesus invited just one other to ‘Come and see’, to come and find out more about the one who loves them, and longs to give them life in all its fullness.
        Dare to dream of how your home, church, community, workplace, world can be transformed as you live out the Holy Habits with the Holy community of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Rev Dr Helen Hooley

With thanks to Andrew Roberts ‘Holy Habits’.

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