Dear Friends Mobile phones – and faith I am grappling with a difficult and momentous decision – to upgrade and change my current mobile phone.The thought of losing contact details,having to sort out different ring tones – what about apps? terrifies me.Then I came across this little item – or maybe God led me to it! A pr omoter at a technology exhibition was giving away seven of the newest and best mobile phones.The first person said ‘no thank you’ I don’t need it.The second person took it as a treasured gift and locked it safely in a cabinet,but when he needed it he couldn’t find the key to the cabinet.The third person decided to keep it for emergencies – but when she needed it the battery was dead.The fourth person accepted it gratefully but decided to use it only on Sundays.The fifth person enthusiastically demonstrated all the functions and buttons to her friends,but never actually made a call.The sixth person used it regularly but was always looking for a better model.The seventh person thanked the promoter for the gift and used it every day. Now the mobile phone is the gift of faith. The first person refused it.The second person accepted it but locked it away.The third person hopes to be able to call on her faith when times are tough,but when she does need it,finds that faith has died.The fourth person is the one who thinks faith is limited to church on Sunday.The fifth person is the one who talks about faith but doesn’t live it.The sixth person is the one who shops around,blows with the wind,has no depth of faith and is never satisfied with what she’s got.The last person is the person of faith – grateful for the gift and constantly on the phone to God and to friends. FAITH is only real when it is used – all the time – part of our lives – all the time – and carrying it always with us. Your Friend and Vicar Canon Phillip
PARISH OF KILLAY
The Church in Wales in the Diocese of Swansea & Brecon
St Hilary & St Martin
PLWYF CILÂ
Dear Friends Mobile phones – and faith I am grappling with a difficult and momentous decision – to upgrade and change my current mobile phone.The thought of losing contact details,having to sort out different ring tones – what about apps? terrifies me.Then I came across this little item – or maybe God led me to it! A pr omoter at a technology exhibition was giving away seven of the newest and best mobile phones.The first person said ‘no thank you’ I don’t need it.The second person took it as a treasured gift and locked it safely in a cabinet,but when he needed it he couldn’t find the key to the cabinet.The third person decided to keep it for emergencies – but when she needed it the battery was dead.The fourth person accepted it gratefully but decided to use it only on Sundays.The fifth person enthusiastically demonstrated all the functions and buttons to her friends,but never actually made a call.The sixth person used it regularly but was always looking for a better model.The seventh person thanked the promoter for the gift and used it every day. Now the mobile phone is the gift of faith. The first person refused it.The second person accepted it but locked it away.The third person hopes to be able to call on her faith when times are tough,but when she does need it,finds that faith has died.The fourth person is the one who thinks faith is limited to church on Sunday.The fifth person is the one who talks about faith but doesn’t live it.The sixth person is the one who shops around,blows with the wind,has no depth of faith and is never satisfied with what she’s got.The last person is the person of faith – grateful for the gift and constantly on the phone to God and to friends. FAITH is only real when it is used – all the time – part of our lives – all the time – and carrying it always with us. Your Friend and Vicar Canon Phillip
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PARISH OF KILLAY
The Church in Wales in the Diocese of Swansea & Brecon
St Hilary & St Martin
PLWYF CILÂ