The Importance of Vows - 16/07/2023
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
On Sunday we had a joint Eucharist and Baptism service which was very moving, and several thoughts went through my mind. I was reminded of some of the vows that I have made throughout my lifetime. Marriage – to have and to hold, to love and to cherish, Baptism – as a godmother, to pray and walk with my niece, Licenced Reader – to be diligent in prayer, fashion my life in the way of Jesus, promote unity, peace and love, The Chrism Service – where I renew my vows as reader, and we bless the Holy oils. Vows we make are meaningful and heart felt, in some instances I feel that I could have been more proactive and think to myself “have I kept to the vows I have made”. Then I realise God gives us opportunities to renew and remind us, of the vows we take, and Sunday was a lovely opportunity to remember during and afterwards vows we have taken.