On 8th September the Church in both East and West remembers the birth of Mary, mother of Jesus. It may seem to be a strange event to commemorate but this birth marks the boundary between the time when people lived under the Law and the time when they live under Grace. From trying to earn favour with God we have moved to a situation where we are freely given what we cannot earn. This is surely worth a celebration!
The readings were Psalm 45:10-17 and Luke 1:26-37. The reflection given at the 2pm SLT service follows: