Recently I was backing my car out of a carpark in our local mall when I realised that another car had started to turn into the space behind me. Fortunately, I was able to brake and avoid hitting them. Even though I had checked my mirrors and looked to check for other cars, this car was somehow in a blind spot for me. Perhaps you have had the same situation. Sometimes that blind spot is not about seeing outside of ourselves but recognising that we have an internal blind spot. We fail to see how our views of even our behaviour is hurtful to others and maybe even ourselves. So, we carry on, oblivious to the damage we are causing.
Blind spots are best noted by those we share our lives with – those people who know us really well. They know that sometimes we fly off the handle or we drink too much or whatever it is we do. And if they are good friends, who really care for us, then hopefully they have the courage to take us aside and whisper in our ears – encouraging us to get our act together. I wonder, do you have people in your life who love you enough to help you change? If not, them find someone who will.
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This Sunday @ 10am we will continue our series as we look at all the one-another expressions in the New Testament that encourage us in our life together. I wonder which ones you might find hard to do.
A children’s programme for children aged 3-6 is available during the service and a crèche for younger children.
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Mainly Music – Wednesday from 10.00am. This programme is a fun way for parents and their children to spend quality time together based around music and movement. It is an opportunity for us as a church to connect with and offer something back to the community of which we are a part. It’s also a way for us to demonstrate care, concern, and support for those with young children.
Small Groups. We have several groups meeting. Contact the church email@example.com if you would like to join one.
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Grace and peace