Tuesday: Pancakes, pancakes, pancakes - hard to escape & I was not complaining! I love a good pancake, especially when there’s some bacon and maple syrup around!
Wednesday: silence, no mention of Ash Wednesday, lent or fasting. When I brought the subject up I was greeted with one of five typical replies:
“Lent, what’s that?”
“Fasting, oh that old fashioned thing”.
“Oh that’s very legalistic, Jesus is all about freedom”.
“Not eating, that would make me hungry(?)”.
As many of you know, I've travelled out to the Philippines 7 times now and for a variety of reasons. Typhoon relief and rehab, reconnaissance & planning trips, a Christmas holiday & of course leading WildFire intergenerational mission teams.
Our teams have always been a joy to lead and have always left a lasting impact on the lives of the people we’ve worked alongside, but there was something particularly beautiful about the team which I was part of this year; a beauty that
‘Cramming it in’ is often how I feel about life and the last few days certainly have not been an exception. In fact, the long weekend just gone could be a dictionary definition. Amid the craziness and the excitement there was one moment that gave poignance, clarity and vision to all the other moments, experiences, flavours and encounters that could otherwise have become lost in time which we often allow to slip into manotony.
The main event of the past few days has been a c