What really matters

We live in a world so very aware of itself through 24-7 media coverage. Each day the news channels make us aware of sudden death, conflicts abroad, scandals at home and the rise and fall of celebrities. No previous generation has had so much information about the well-being or otherwise of the nations, about the flow of money across the world or about the inequalities in the distribution of wealth.

Election campaigning in recent weeks has seemed to skim the surface of the real needs of the world despite its focus on the economy, pay, unemployment, Scottish independence or indeed UK independence.

What the world needs most is what individuals in it need most — and that is knowledge of ‘the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting’. Our declaration of this hope stated at the end of the Apostles’ Creed is seized upon by those who actually realize what’s on offer in that statement.

By those who realize society as a whole needs the new start begun for them personally when they have experienced the forgiveness won for them by Christ upon the Cross.

By those who realize economic hopes pale into nothing before the hope of the resurrection they have had born inside of them, those who realize life everlasting begins now and brings with it the transformation of all things towards what God intends.

What really matters is that we get this message out, the Christian message of forgiveness and hope that brings out-of-this-world transformation.

Let’s go for it!

John Twisleton

Broadcast by The Revd Canon Dr John Twisleton (Rector of St Giles, Horsted Keynes) on Premier Christian Radio DAB Digital Radio Freeview 725/ Sky digital 0123 in London on 1305 1332 1413 MW