In today's sermon, Mike spoke about a favourite story: Papa Panov's Special Christmas, by Leo Tolstoy. The main Christian theme in this Christmas story is that by serving Jesus by following his example, we serve each other. The voice of Jesus comes to Papa Panov at the end, paraphrasing Matthew, Chapter 25 v40, saying, "I was hungry and you fed me. I was naked and you clothed me. I was cold and you warmed me. I came to you today in everyone of those you helped and welcomed."
On Sunday 26 November we celebrated the great feast of Christ the King. There were some requests from some parishioners to know more about the sculpture, Ecce Homo by Mark Wallinger, which was referred to in the sermon; here is a link to some more information about the sculpture, its current whereabouts and some quotes for your reflection. "Then the king will say to those on his right hand, 'You have my father's blessing; come, enter and possess the kingdom that has been made