Reverend Carolyn writes.....
don't know which newspaper you read but even serious broadsheets this week have told the story of Louis the cathedral
cat who lives in Wells cathedral. He is accused of pouncing on an unsuspecting spaniel and terrorizing a street near the cathedral
precincts. I wondered why this story achieved such a high profile, even given our national love of felines. I decided that
when so many are accused of wrong doing, those who say nothing in their own defence, even a dumb animal, somehow strikes a
Most people who are publicly accused make an immediate statement
I suppose there would have been a time when someone's
word would have been enough to close down any further speculation but as we know, this is very far from the case. Informal
judgment is given often before any detailed knowledge of the facts are known.
church community in all of our villages will be meeting to celebrate Palm Sunday on the last Sunday in March. We shall remember
Jesus riding on a colt into Jerusalem, hailed by large crowds as a king. Those same crowds when Jesus was arrested on a charge
of blasphemy, turned against him. Jesus had said that he was God's Son so they condemned him to death. He was silent before
his accusers. Jesus had taught that we are all infinitely precious in the eyes of God. His healing power had shown God's
love by healing the sick and forgiving those who put him to death.
good news about Jesus is the reason that all of our churches were built and still exist. More importantly Jesus is the reason
why all over the world there are Christian people who know what it means to meet the living Jesus and who believe that he
holds the key to human life. I urge you not to be silent this Easter but to stand with us to thank God with
all our hearts and minds for opening up the way to life now and into all the time to come.