Pause for Thought

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One of the great privileges I have as a minister is going to take assemblies at the local primary schools within the parish of St Johns.

One of the things I often say to the children is that “It feels nice to be nice and it feels horrid being horrible”. It is a really obvious statement, yet is something that I need to constantly relearn myself. That being good makes you feel good. Even just letting someone out in a line of traffic can give you a lift. The Bible tells us in Ephesians 4:31-32 “Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behaviour. Instead, be kind to each other, tender hearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you”. For me, it is in the knowing what Christ has done for me, his death on the cross for each one of us that spurs me on to want to be a better person.Rev Cptn Tim Stanford, St John’s, Worksop.