Is fear the limiting factor?

16 Sep 2021 • From Bishop Richard Jackson

Bishop Richard says: 'Let's at least be honest. We all have our fears.... What then is the answer?'

1 John 4:18 – Perfect love casts out fear.

'Does this point us to the power of worship?  From the beginning of the church we have known that meeting the Lord Sunday by Sunday in word and sacrament is the foundation of our discipleship. The loss of that in COVID has been tragic, and yet more tragic if people have got out of the habit.  A vibrant discipleship is nourished by a regular encounter with God, not by a worship that is fitted in when there is nothing better to do.... Our worship serves to re-calibrate us, to renew and refresh us in the Lord’s service, to see things through the eyes of faith.'

A full transcript of this week's video is available here. For other transcripts, visit the Bishop of Hereford's Message section of the diocesan website.