The poppy has became a symbol of Remembrance of all those who have been killed on active service, particularly the two World Wars. Today we remember them, not to glorify war and conflict, but to give thanks for them in particular and to pray for peace with justice throughout our world.
We donate and wear our poppies, but our remembrance needs to be based not only in the past but the present. The work of the British Legion is involved in a practical active remembrance of helping those, who have been on active service and are now in need. The return of Service personal to civilian life can be very difficult even for those not physically injured. The psychological struggle, with memories of what they have seen and what they have been a part of can often lead to alcoholism, depression, other mental health issues and living rough.
We, as Jesus followers are called to love and care for one another, in our community here at All Saints, and not just here, but amongst our family and friends, our society, our world. We are called to do what he commands and to love one another. Love we know can be enriching and life giving, it also can be costly as we stand up for what we know is true and what we believe is right. Following Jesus, means being prepared to stand up for what we know to be just, not only for ourselves but for others in our world.
0900 Morning Prayer
1000 SOLEMN REQUIEM & ACT OF REMEMBRANCE
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