1 John 15.9–17
Love, and do what you will.—St Augustine, Homilies on 1 John VII:8
Before we go on today, I’d like you to close your eyes and be still. Just for a few moments… Ok, that’s fine.
I wonder what you were most aware of? Perhaps some of you just started to drift off. Others may have suddenly remembered they need to get milk on the way home. Yet others may have become more aware of their breathing.
Those last few may have also been more aware than usual of something we all take for granted. We are surrounded by air. It’s all around us.
I’m usually totally unaware of air unless I’m conscious of my breathing, or the winter westerlies are blowing, or there’s a cyclone.
But it’s there, all about me. And I am alive because of it. Continue reading