THE POWER OF PREACHING:
Let me begin by reminding you of the extraordinary power of God’s word when it is delivered with conviction and joy as it was at the Royal Wedding last weekend. Bishop Michael Curry certainly made his mark on the occasion and it seemed to me that his approach was very much in the Redemptorist tradition. He reminded us that there is “power in love… power to change the world.” He went on to remind us of the source of love and the redemptive love of Jesus: “Imagine this tired old world when love is the way. When love is the way – unselfish, sacrificial, redemptive.” Hopefully, we will have a chance to share in a powerful preaching of the Word in the coming weeks and months, beginning with the Novena to our Mother of Perpetual Succour (June 19 to 27). Please pray for the success of this venture both here and at St Mary’s, Clapham.