For me, it's a matter of life and death

I’ve tossed up a lot of things to write about this week. But then I realised today that I’ve never introduced myself.

And maybe that was a bit rude.

If you’d just prefer to know me as the Rev - that religious bloke who writes those preachy columns each week and mentions Jesus too much - don’t read any further.

You may be surprised that I’ve never much cared for religion.

I haven’t even been Anglican very long – about 10 years, give or take.

Remember that bit on the census where you summarized your job - I wonder what you wrote? I’ll tell you mine: I aim to get people to take Jesus more seriously.

So, I’m Kristan. And the thing you most need to know about me is that I admire Jesus more than anyone or anything else in my life. Not because it’s my job. Because that’d be dumb.

But because I haven’t found a more compelling person ever.

He spoke and acted in life as though every person he met mattered.

He took people and living and life and death and God seriously.

And the way he spoke about life makes more sense of both the good and the bad that I’ve ever come across.

St Paul’s Anglican Church meets on Sundays at 9am with kids church. All welcome.

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