As a minister in the Pocklington and Market Weighton Methodist Circuit group of churches may I welcome you to our website. You will find information on all of our churches and events taking place in the area. Please come along to any service or event of interest to you. We seek to provide all who come with a warm welcome and opportunities for faith and friendship. Our desire is to be an “Attractive, welcoming, church community transforming lives for God.”
Rev. Neville Simpson
Kindness transforms lives
Two friends meet after many years. One looks forlorn, on the verge of tears. His friend asks "What’s the world done to you?” He is told that three weeks ago an uncle died and left his friend £40,000."That’s a lot of money” he replies. “There is more, two weeks ago a cousin I never met left me £85,000”. His friend says,” Sounds like you’ve been blessed.”
“You don’t understand” his friend says. “Last week an aunt died and I inherited £250,000.” By now his friend is really confused. “Then why do you look so glum?" he asks to which he gets the reply "This week nothing!"
There is a danger of us living a self-centred life in a materialistic world within our own bubble and unaware of other people and their needs. Jesus calls us to live life looking to the needs of others and many people do live differently. We discover acts of kindness, love, hospitality in places and from people we did not expect. Just think of an act of such kindness someone has done for you.
Charles Swindoll, a Christian writer and preacher, says, ''Kindness is a language that deaf people can hear and that blind people can see.’’ In other words, it brings hope and transformation. May you speak the language of kindness to those you meet in the coming weeks.