This week we stand together and do something sacred. This week we gather and take on the most significant responsibility we can have behind care and love of neighbour. This week we remember. On November 11th, we gather at cenotaphs across the country and tell the stories of those who fought and died for a world that should not live in terror. On that day we acknowledge the continued work of our soldiers who strive for peace in places and situations that our imaginations cannot fathom. On that day, we remember because to forget means falling into the same destructive patterns; because forgetting tarnishes the amazing and terrible sacrifice made by mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, uncles, aunts, and cousins.
Gather on November 11th. Tell the stories of war so that we might build a world where war is just that, a story in our past.
On Sunday November 8th, we heard a voice from the past in the form of St. Paul’s former Minister Emeritus, the late Rev. Reginald Miller. I offer you his voice again as he calls us to remember.
PS -> Because I will be at the local cenotaph service, there will be no Wednesday Morning Playgroup.