On Sunday 16th Dec 2012 on the 3rd Sunday of Advent, Ian Mobsby explores the theme of ‘Advent and real and lasting change’. In the Gospel of Luke 3:7-18 Ian explores the importance of how we live and sincerity of heart called for by John the Baptist. The climax of this text seems to be a call to loving kindness in the way we live as the first call to the Kingdom of God, which is modelled through economic justice. This links to a conversation in the new film The Hobbit:
In a striking phrase the Dwarf leader asks Gandolf the Grey how people face and live with the current darkness and evil – to which he responds – I find that it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay … small acts of kindness and love.