Moshe our Jewish colleague reflects on the Jewish festival of Shavuot. The importance of giving ourselves time and space to as lockdown restrictions ease even more so today, to help us to recover from how the lockdown may have affected us.
Barbara reflects on the challenges and issues that have face up before and through this pandemic. The question facing us al is: what kind of world do we really want to live post the pandemic, and what are we willing to change to make it happen?
As we enter into the unknown of the new year with all its challenges, Ibrahim suggests we spend some time reflecting on what has been good last year and what we can look forward to this coming year.
Wishing you all a new year filled with hope.
Barbara Hume reflects on the meaning of Christmas particularly given the very strange and challenging year we have had with, ups and downs and uncertainties. A glimpse of something beyond ourselves.
We are taking a rest next week from producing chaplaincy podcasts, but Ibrahim Mogra will be back on Monday 4th January with his New Year podcast.
A perspective from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens about how fear and anxiety can be very debilitating in our lives, and yet hope and love can bring us out of ourselves to enjoy the community and life with others, friends and family.
Its been a though year, even though we suffer disappointments, set backs or fear for our futures, God continues to be with us and faithful.
Next week our chaplaincy podcast with be with Moshe as he chats about Chanukah.
For Christians All Souls Day gives an opportunity to remember loved ones, friends or colleagues who have died over the past year, or as an annual time of remembrance for those we miss still. This year I think is more poignant as we are in the midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic, so we not only remember those who deaths have been unrelated to Covid-19 but also those who have died of the virus.