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IN THE VEHICLE DOOR there was a handy pocket, with a sign above it which indicated ‘Not for phones’. Daft sign, I thought. I slipped my phone in the pocket, shut the door and smashed my phone. It turned out the vehicle manufacturers who put the sign there knew better than I did.
THE UNITED KINGDOM has a king. Most of its population have not known a king on the throne. Queen Elizabeth II reigned for 70 years. She died in September 2022, and was succeeded by her eldest son Charles, who is now King Charles III.
THIS LETTER, probably Paul’s last, was written shortly before his martyrdom at the hands of the Emperor Nero in Rome, about 68 ad. Although Paul had been released after his first trial (his ‘crime’ was preaching the gospel!), he knew that this time his execution was imminent (4:6).
‘TRULY, I SAY TO YOU, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven’ (Matthew 18:3). To ‘turn’ is to be converted, and Jesus believed it to be crucially important.
IT WAS THE END of an era, and yet it was an exciting beginning. The Israelites would never forget Moses’ long parting speech, and the moving ceremony in which he handed over command to Joshua the son of Nun.
“Should Christians do Christmas?”
ED: CHRISTMAS IS the orthodox church’s festival that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. It’s generally observed on 25th December.