Alan’s Letter

Dear Friends,

In the year 2000 Time Magazine voted Albert Einstein ‘Man of the Century’ for his work in the field of physics and in particular his theory of relativity which has helped our understanding from the creation of the universe to the life of the sub-atomic particles. However, he not only looked like an absent-minded professor, he was!

A story is told of a rail journey he made from Princeton, his American home. As the conductor came along the carriage checking tickets, Einstein checked his pockets, wallet and brief case for his ticket, but to no avail. “Don’t worry,” said the conductor, “I know you are Professor Einstein, and I am sure you will have purchased a ticket and just misplaced it”. Einstein thanked the conductor, and the man went on his way.

As the conductor was about to leave the carriage, he looked back to see Einstein on his knees looking under the seat for the ticket. The man rushed back, “It’s alright Professor, I know who you are, and I am sure you will have bought a ticket.” ‘Young man,” replied Einstein, “I also know who I am, the trouble is I don’t know where I am going!”.

We know who we are. Do we know where are we going?

As we come out of lockdown, we need to ask ourselves, as a church where are we going? Part of our exploring involves us praying with our sisters and brothers from other churches involved in mission on Falcon Lodge and out of those prayers and other discussions we will find our way, our ‘ticket, for our journey.

Jesus said … “And you know the way to the place I am going.”

Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not where you are going. How can we know the way?”

Jesus said to him, “I am the way and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

John 14:1-6

Grace and peace to you,

                        Alan.