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Bishop Jeremy Greaves’ Advent 2020 message: a season for spiritual stocktaking

Bishop Jeremy Greaves reflects on a well-known poem and on spiritual stocktaking: “Just as many of us make New Year’s resolutions in the lead up to December the 31st, Advent isn’t a bad time to take stock of the practices we engage in. To wonder what things are working for us leading us deeper, and whether there are practices in our spiritual life that have become rusted on but no longer really work for us. Why not try something new this Advent?”

"The ‘personal’ disciplines we might explore during this time of physical distancing are regular (likely daily) practices in which we engage so that we may be able to express our faith communally out of deep inner conviction and passion, rather than out of duty, custom, or fear"

What might be the invitation of the Spirit to you in these times?

“It seems to me that one invitation could be to explore or re-engage with some of the practices that have always been part of being Christian, but which have been neglected over recent years,” says Bishop Jeremy Greaves