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How to be Perfect

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Not that it's easy, of course, and only our Father can be perfect, but we can try:

1. In Character – aspire to like Christ as much as possible.

2. In Holiness – devote ourselves to God's desires, carrying his love and mercy into the world.

3. In Maturity – mature in our love and devotion to God, learning as we try to live in Christ Jesus.

4. In Love – we seek to love other as completely as our Father loves us.

[Paraphrased from a footnote to Matthew 5:48 in the Life Application Bible.]

Chris
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The Gospel of Luke in video clips

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I have the YouVersion Bible app on my iPhone and iPad; it's a great way to read the Bible, particularly when I'm away from home and I'm not carrying my own heavy Bible from home (NIV called the Reflections Bible).

Today I received an email from YouVersion suggesting that I watch video clips of St Luke's Gospel. The videos are very well done (I've watched the first three so far) and I recommend them to anyone; they could be the basis for a prayer session.

You can find them here:
https://www.bible.com/en-GB/videos/3280/series

God bless

Chris
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A Lovely Request

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A REALLY Lovely Request came my way this week!

The request was in the form of a Question “Why do we not have any of the tickets that are out at Shefford for the Summer Fete?” I was, I need hardly say, overjoyed. So, this weekend there are plenty of our Tickets. Here are some Details of our Summer Fete.


    Each year we have 2 big fundraisers in Shefford: Our Church is a Grade 2* Listed Building. It is perhaps the nicest Church in the Diocese – indeed one of the nicest Catholic Churches in the whole Country!

    But these Lovely Listed Buildings need constant high maintenance. In recent years we have had to pay out £200 thousand (yes! – not me pressing a wrong key!) for compliance and necessary Repair. Now we are being hit with a new list of NECESSARY repairs which will set us back another £50 thousand (yes, my fingers are not touching the wrong keys!).

    So thank you folk who have come forward to ask this Question. It has, I assure you, warmed my heart. Well done.

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