Reepham & Wensum Valley Team Churches - at the Heart of the Community

Words of Light and Hope from Sue Page, LLM

Words of Light and Hope from Sue Page LLM

We are what we do with

Our activity, acumen or achievement

Let us learn

We are what we do with our silence


When the world tells us

We are what we do with our spending power, selling power,

Or our power of speech,

Let us learn

We are what we do with our silence.

When the world tells us

To drown the silent sufferings of others

With indifference or noise,

Or to forget the art of silence even in the storm,

We are what we do with our silence.


When the world tells us

To rush in where angels fear to tread

Let us learn that angels listen first

Before they take a step

For the voice of God in the silence….

From the Celtic Resource Book


Not only did God create us and crown us, he made us his image-bearers. It is this that gives human beings their unique place in nature. After he created the earth, God did not become a passive viewer. He maintained  connection with his creation and in particular with humankind, loving and cherishing each human being. He gave humanity the task to nurture his creation, to create new life by being fruitful but also to care for and protect his masterpiece so it would remain a place where all creatures could thrive.     Randall Gauger


Gracious God,

You have planned in Christ to restore all things;

Our relationships with You,

Our love for one another,

Our care for the world,

And our care for every living creature under heaven!

Help us to embrace this high calling as Your people

And to be committed to

Planet-care and people justice. Amen


[i] thank You God for most this amazing day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes

(i who have died am alive again today, and this is the sun’s birthday; this is the birth day of life and love and wings and of the gay great happening illimitably earth)

how should tasting touching hearing  seeing breathing any-lifted from the no of all nothing-human merely being doubt unimaginable You? Now the ears of my ears awake and now the eyes of my eyes are opened. ee cummings [he always wrote in lower case]