Five Minutes Peace

Grab a cuppa. Settle down in a comfy chair. Let yourself have 5 Minutes' Peace...
... To yourself away from the chaos of life. To relax. To reflect. To meet with God.

‘[Jesus] said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”.’ John 8:12

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Consider this:

The days are getting shorter and the nights longer. It seems we are being enveloped in darkness.

Like the world around us, life in general can seem to do the same at times. With all the pressures and demands placed upon us, we can easily feel that things are so bad, so mixed-up, so overwhelming that we can’t see even a hint of brightness ahead.

As well as darkness, however, the world also has many different types of light, and just as many ways to use them! The type of light most common for people in biblical times would have come from candles. Candle light is not that bright. It doesn’t make everything clear, only the immediate area surrounding it. It’s also very delicate and must be carefully nurtured, otherwise it will quickly extinguish.

Read more: Light and Dark

Labyrinths provide an opportunity for people to travel on a reflective journey without actually having to go anywhere!

At first glance, they look a bit like mazes. However, once you enter a labyrinth, you follow a pre-destined path which will take you through the entire labyrinth, into the middle and back out again.

In Christian tradition, this has long allowed those who can’t take a pilgrimage to holy sites, such as those in the city of Jerusalem, to take a less physically strenuous, yet emotionally and spiritually challenging journey, during which they can think, pray and reflect on their life, their mistakes, their flaws, their blessings and their strengths, figuring out the part which God plays in them all.

Most labyrinths are designed to be walked around. This one, however, is designed to be travelled with your finger!

Read more: Finger Labyrinth

 HiddenPlaceReflection

Click here for our latest reflection, thinking about the simplicity and vulnerability, yet powerful and strengthening nature of praying in the quiet, private ways that Jesus taught us...

Read Acts 1:6-8

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So when they had come together, they asked him, ‘Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?’ He replied, ‘It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witness in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.’

Read more: We Know Not the Hour or the Place...

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