Wednesday 25th July 2012
The next day was, indeed, different; and culminated with the Confirmation of four young candidates and one adult at St Aidan's Thockrington, a very small church over a thousand years old in the "middle of nowhere" which was packed. The youngest member of the congregation was five and the oldest had been baptised in this very church 97 years ago. The Bishop said that faith meant going straight through the centre of life and living it to the full. I hope that my young candidate will always have the faith to persevere, not to be tempted to skirt round the edges or to avoid tackling difficulties. I pray that she will be aware of God's support as she plays her part in changing the world for the better -- which is what Christian commitment is all about.