I’m writing today’s blog before making final preparations for my journey to Grimsby where I’ll be joining other MWiB friends ahead of tomorrow’s World Federation Day celebration and study day entitled ‘Mind the Gap’. Hosted by members of the ‘Side Door’ Methodist Church we will be looking issues relating to the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5, which focuses on ‘Gender Equality’.
Tonight several of us are sharing rooms in the Holiday Inn Express and will be meeting for a meal at some point during the evening. A major fishing port, Grimsby is famous for its traditional fish ‘n chips so I’m looking forward to a treat!
Noel Tredinnick, director of the All Souls Orchestra in London, speaking ahead of one of the orchestra’s annual concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, spoke of the way in which music could move people and communicate. He went on to describe Jesus as the supreme entertainer in the way that he gripped people’s attention and used every facility possible to communicate. Noel went on to mention the great miracle of sharing fish among thousands of people – an event that had such a fascinating, eye-opening, jaw dropping effect on those present. What a lovely inspiring thought as we meet together as friends in God’s mission and probably also share some fish together along the way!
They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. Matthew 14:20