St Philip and St James’s church, Grafton Road, Cheltenham, GL50 2DD


#ViralKindness – An Opportunity to Show We Care


In Nick’s recent sermon, he referred to Timothy Radcliffe’s book Alive to God and in particular the words of Irenaeus who said that ‘the glory of God is a human being fully alive’.  Radcliffe speaks of Jesus summoning people on the perilous adventure into being fully alive.

Building on this, Nick invited us to see the opportunity that Jesus constantly offers us “even now in the midst of this [Coronavirus] crisis”. “We have,” Nick said, “the opportunity through our choices and actions, through acts of care, concern and generosity not only to discover that fullness of life for ourselves but also to offer it to others.”

Many of our congregation are already showing great “acts of care, concern and generosity” to their neighbours and beyond.  In the light of the current worldwide crisis, if you would like to do something and are not sure how to go about it, have a look online at #ViralKindness.  It’s an innovative yet simple way to reach out to our neighbours: a PDF postcard offering practical help that anyone can print and distribute.  Perhaps an opportunity not to be missed.