We welcomed Revd Geoffrey Walsh to take our Communion service on Sunday 14th July.
The theme was the story of The Good Samaritan as told in Luke 10:25-37. Geoffrey likened the plight of the person in the story to that of people living in all sorts of oppression today and challenged us to consider our own response.
He cited the example of Christians under threat in Iraq today and drew our attention to the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East, a charity set up by Canon Andrew White, the vicar of Baghdad.
When we encounter people in real need, our question should not be “if I help them, what will happen to me?” Rather, it should be, “if I don’t help them, what will happen to them?”
With apologies for a rather rough recording, the service is available for your listening here.