Let the true adventure begin

PUBLISHED: 10:06 26 June 2012 | UPDATED: 10:19 26 June 2012

The Revd Alastair McCollum. Picture by Terry Ife ref mhv 8783-09-11TI

The Revd Alastair McCollum. Picture by Terry Ife ref mhv 8783-09-11TI

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Listen to God.

Those who work for the church are meant to go away each year on ‘retreat’, a time for praying, reading, silence and (if you’re me) motorbike riding!

On the budget boat trip to France that started my retreat this year I met lots of bikers, including one called Dave, who recommended I dump my planned 500 mile motorway route and try the French equivalent of ‘A’ roads, so I did, and, without a map, I got lost.

I soon found my way again and my unintended detour took me some amazing places I wouldn’t have seen otherwise.

The best part of my trip, by far. We are so used to doing things our own way - I think part of having faith is being willing to listen to a God who says “do things differently” - that’s when the true adventure begins!


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