'covid-19' tagged posts

Bishop Peter Brain Reflection 35: The Common Good

REFLECTIONS & ENCOURAGEMENTS: understanding and growing through the covid-19 challenge. Bishop Peter Brain Reflection 35: The Common Good Our prayers were led on Sunday morning by one of our senior believers. Extempore of necessity, given his failing eyesight, and with the full benefit of a lifetime of personal and public prayer, both as a Presbyterian…

Bishop Peter Brain Reflection 34: Pandemic Prayer

REFLECTIONS & ENCOURAGEMENTS: understanding and growing through the covid-19 challenge. Bishop Peter Brain Reflection 34: Pandemic Prayer Last Sunday evening we prayed: O God, the protector of all that trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: increase and multiply upon us your mercy, that, with you as our ruler and guide,…

Bishop Peter Brain Reflection 32: Pandemic bonuses

REFLECTIONS & ENCOURAGEMENTS: understanding and growing through the covid-19 challenge. Bishop Peter Brain Reflection 32: Pandemic bonuses This week I have been mindful of some wonderful bounties that have been highlighted by the pandemic. Please do not think that I am trivialising the suffering, nor engaging in the trite sayings it is only too easy…

Bishop Peter Brain Reflection 28: Is the new normal: the old normal?

REFLECTIONS & ENCOURAGEMENTS: understanding and growing through the covid-19 challenge. Bishop Peter Brain Reflection 28: Is the new normal: the old normal? It is distressing, but not surprising, that many of the positive effects of the pandemic are quickly unravelling under the pressures of personal intransigence, political party pressure and fear. The cobbled- together unity…