27 March: Peter Hart

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Galatians 5 vv22,23  

A reflection from Peter Hart, St Barnabas Crewe

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In this time of pandemic, with changes in the law and new rules emerging regularly, we can become confused and frightened. Yet the Spirit of God is not bound with law, and in the midst of turmoil, we can see His Spirit in many acts of kindness, love, and endless patience as countless people selflessly care for those in need. The Church continues to offer spiritual sustenance through the sacraments, assuring us of His love and that all the fruits of the Spirit remain as gifts to enjoy and work towards in our daily lives.

In St Barnabas Crewe, thanks to a partnership with ‘Enterprise Education Alliance’ we have established a Community Garden and Social Hub. Here the fruits of the earth can be grown, nurtured, and harvested. Help can be offered to those in the community with particular needs or maybe provide a simple meal at a low cost. In so doing we aim to celebrate God in His Creation and hopefully demonstrate the Fruit of the Spirit in our contacts.

A prayer

Almighty God,

in these days of Lent, help us to be guided by Your Holy Spirit and prepare for the great promise of Easter.  In these seemingly dark days help us to see Your Light.


Peter Hart,
St Barnabas Crewe



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