When I did finally make it out of bed today I made myself sit in front of my PC and wrote all the articles and bits and bobs I needed to send off to our Villages Magazine 'The Parishes Paper' - it was already a day late as I did my usual trick of leaving it until the deadline to prepare, and then getting sick on deadline day! So that, along with a couple of letters that needed doing and some diary keeping has been my work for the day. I still need to do my thought for the week for next week as the deadline is tomorrow, and it would be good to have an article to put into another local magazine called 'Yarcombe Voices' which, again, needs to be in tomorrow.
Whilst I think on those things, here's another in my catchup for thoughts for the week! This one from the week leading up to Palm Sunday!
Humility is not a virtue that seems to be encouraged these days; be the best, be famous, be better than the rest seems to be the message that is pumped out through our TV screens and most of the media. Humility is still admired though; when our leaders offer genuine apology, when those who have done well are gracious in accepting their honours, when our armed service members showing great bravery claim ‘it’s just part of the job. In the Church we remember this Palm Sunday the humility of Jesus who rode into Jerusalem not in a chariot or on horseback, but seated on a donkey, a lowly beast of burden. Though the crowds declared him saviour and Lord he didn’t use them to gain power but was willing to face death for declaring God’s message of love, justice, peace and grace. His humility is an example to us all.