Bishop Gregor Duncan visited All Saints yesterday – appropriately, All Saints Day – to meet the congregation and review its first year of Mission Action.
http://allsaintsjordanhill.org.uk/silas-marner-essays/, the Bishop said: “Saints … can be the great figures of our faith, beginning with the blessed virgin and the apostles, but they can also be, indeed they should undoubtedly be, you and me, people we all know, saintly works in progress if you like, ordinary people to celebrate whom the church in its glorious wisdom sets aside this day, and not least among that countless throng, the members of All Saints’ Jordanhill. We don’t need to await future glory to become saints, it can be happening now.”
He added: “I would encourage you, as we go through the review together today, to set it all in this context of being saints in the making, people with whom God is already at home, people who can spread God’s blessing and goodness in the world.”
Later, Bishop Gregor joined in a special Evensong featuring the ecumenical creative writing mfa, which draws its membership from All Saints, Jordanhill Parish, Our Lady of Perpetual Succour and neighbouring parishes.