The pictures of the Queen mourning alone last week at Prince Philip’s funeral spoke poignantly. For all she has, the Palaces and the position, she can’t replace the one she loved. She is left with grief, memories and a deep sustaining faith.
Or consider the proposed European Super League. Money replacing identity and soul. Fans alienated and trust damaged.
This week a 62 year old Egyptian man, Nabil Habashi Salami, was executed by ISIS. He had paid with his life for helping fund his local church. His family are in hiding because of death threats. He valued his faith; his executioners did not.
What we value and how we live by those values is often thrown into deep relief. What are your values, my values and are we willing to take a stand. For many persecuted Christians this is an everyday choice.
On 60@60 a few people have taken up the quiz (though a gentle reminder to those who have not donated yet). It’s still available to you all if you are keen on testing your knowledge of everything 60. I was a bit discouraged to get one contribution in the first few days but thrilled to get a generous gift yesterday. So, the total is now over £4 000 or 67% of the target. Another milestone and thank you so much.
Thanks as ever for your support and help to those who often have what they value stripped away.