Sophie the cat counting the bags of chocolate coins donated this morning - 52 of them - ready to go to a charity who will give them to children from disadvantaged backgrounds. It was poignant and beautiful to see our asylum seekers giving in this way, along with so many other people.
It's been a busy week, characterised by many moments that have revealed the amazing grace of God, and this is just one of them.
Over the last couple of weeks, I've been pondering the 'in my father's house are many dwelling places' as a promise of grace and welcome, forgiveness and inclusion, flourishing and hope, which I called 'homes ofr sinners'. I like the idea of church congregations/communities as 'homes for sinners' were we experience the wonder of grace, and learn how to be gracious to others. Certainly our new folk are a sign of God's grace to us.