JUST A MINUTE
There is a tradition of the Archbishop of Canterbury making unannounced visits to churches in the diocese on Sunday mornings when he’s staying here, and last week he came to St Mary the Virgin Willesborough. At the end of his sermon, he challenged us to get into pairs and explain to one another why we have faith – in no more than a minute and without using jargon. Judging by the hubbub that broke out around the building, people responded really well.
There may have been some hesitation, repetition, and deviation. I know I could benefit from more practice in talking about faith to people for whom it can sound like a foreign language. If you had just a minute to explain why you’re a Christian, what would you say?