Much to remember
November is a time for remembering.
All Saints Day on the 1st of November
gives us the opportunity to
remember those we’ve known and
loved who have died, and now live life
eternal with Christ Jesus. These are
the people who have touched our
lives with grace, humour and love.
We remember good times and laughter
but often there are difficult or painful
Communion, celebrated at the start
of the month, is a sacrament of remembrance
– remembering Jesus
whose love for us we celebrate with
bread and wine.
Then there is Remembrance Day.
For many of us, there may not be
memories of particular people. Some
are too young to remember individuals
who died during the World Wars –
or we have not known people who
served in more recent conflicts. Rather
we remember the shocking numbers
of people who lost their lives, we
remember the dreadful atrocities of
war. But remembering is not just
about the past, today in our newspaper
pages and our television screens
we see the horrors of present day
Remembering has a future element to it
Remembering the catastrophe of war
inspires us to work for peace. Remembering
our loved ones reminds us to live our
own lives to the full. Remembering Jesus’
love for us fills us with hope for the future.
Thanks be to God who remembers us!
Rev Anne Logan (Locum)
Balerno Parish Church is a registered charity
Scottish Charity Number SC 018012