Thursday, July 20, 2006

YES!

The post this morning was lovely.
  • Postcard from SuperstarBishop, who invites us to tell him what we'd personally like prayer for when our parish comes up in the diocesan cycle and then writes to confirm that he has done so...
  • Totally unnecessary but very sweet letter from parishioner whom I'd seen in hospital couple of weeks ago talking about the difference a visit made - (this included the observation that, as I'd been there when he was having a scan, I was probably one of relatively few clergy that had actually seen right into the heart of one of their flock ;-) )
  • Letter from Spiritual Direction course offering me a place for January. I am soooo pleased.
Of course, there was the usual assortment of bank statements, circulars from charities etc but I'm so excited about the rest that those don't count.
Have a happy Thursday, everyone! Mine has started quite beautifully.

5 comments:

Mark said...

I totally agree about the prayer and postcard - when it happened to me, it blessed me loads too - particularly because of extent of pastoral care which lies behind it (it's so not a token activity). Whatever might appear to be happening to the wider Anglican church, there are some great bishops around...

Sue said...

Wow. What a great day for the post. That was so kind of your parishioner to let you know that your visit made a difference. So much of pastoral care is left open-ended. The Spiritual Direction course sounds exciting!

see-through faith said...

dancing around with you. What great affirmation from the bish. and yeah the cat's got the cream

I came here looking for your post about spiritual discernment or whatever it was ... but leaving happily ... I love NICE post and yours sounded wonderfully brilliant today.

skipping off ...

Caroline said...

:)

revabi said...

Wow how positive. Better keep those posts where you can pull them up to read when you get a lot of negativity.

What a Bishop!