This week we had the National Day of Reflection to remember the first anniversary of the declaration of the first covid lockdown. A reflection on what has occurred and how it has impacted us and others. A chance to pause from our busyness and take a deeper look…

Remembrance and reflection is so important to the human condition. We need to remind ourselves of what has happened and influenced our lives and reflect on its significance. In the old testament Joshua was told to assemble a pile of stones after the people of Israel crossed the Jordan as a remembrance of what God did. A memorial to recall the past but also a reminder that the same God who was active previously was with them in the present. I have my own pile of stones as a reminder of my visit to Holy Island last year…

Reflection and remembrance isn’t just a recollection of the past and it’s importance. It’s about now too and influencing the present. 60@60 is very much about remembering those currently making a stand for their faith and the implications this brings for them. Then it’s reflecting on what this teaches me but more importantly what can I do to help stand alongside and being support. True remembrance and reflection honours the people impacted and where it can, brings change. Let’s not forget them.

Published by adrian60

Turning 60 is a door to a new decade. I want to use these years positively, starting with the next one. So I want it to be a year of trying different things as well as familiar one and to do a couple of challenges. 60 things at 60 with the aim of raising £6 000 for the charity Open Doors, serving persecuted Christians around the world, many who live with very little. Would you be part of the adventure with me?

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