Why do I follow Jesus?
Fragility in the face of loss.
Jesus came into my life when all around had fled following multiple breavement and loss.
Previously slef-reliant and stoical, I learned the lesson the hard way that "No man is an island enitre of itself".
Ps 55:22:- "Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken."
Why do I still follow Jesus?
Finding fulfilment personally and professionally.
Making good the God-shaped defect in my heart that years of psychotherapy training and practice cannot fill.
Fulfilling the promise of Ezekiel 11:19:- " I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh."
Why St Peter's
Finding fruitful and fecund friendship and fellowship.
There is an authenticity about life at St Peters, from the high proportion of people actively involved in church life, to the diversity of the church family.
It embodies my idea of messily ideal ekklesia. The joy is in the imperfection.