Thursday, January 31, 2013

Finding the words...

I've just returned from the welcome to the new Chief of the Staff for The Salvation Army, essentially the new second in charge! Which means Commissioners Clive and Marianne Adams must be on their way to take over the leadership of the UK.

I'm hopeful that people will not hold anything against him due to some warped sporting allegiances, but will remember three ideals that he highlighted in his paper to the International Leaders' Conference last year.

:: a commitment to serving the whole person, to helping the marginalised, to fighting for justice
:: a call to a lifestyle that counters the societal pressures of consumerism
:: Holiness teaching as a lifeline to a generation that has become disillusioned by societal and moral failures.

"We must find the words to articulate that teaching ... and the language of our lives must be spoken particularly loudly"


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