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Reawakening Our Origins

Greg Valerio one of the founders of The Society St Columba reflects on faith, new monasticism, Celtic Christianity and how reawakening our origins in God is important to starting again with a life of hope in the Jesus of peace, justice and hope.

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  • Geoffrey Young
    January 29, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Finally I’ve heard somebody who articulated exactly what I have been feeling in my own faith. A dissatisfaction with churches as we know it. Not the people in the pews whoare faithful to whatever church they attend. But the leaders, who confess Christ but live as the world lives. In my own life I know I need something different. I took a step towards that last year but I feel that as you say, to become more like Christ, to live as He did and to do the things He did as far as you possibly can is the key. Sorry I’m rambling but I found this blog very inspirational. Greetings from Cornwall, the land of saints.
    Geoff Young.

  • Greg Valerio
    January 30, 2019 at 6:45 am

    Geoffrey, thank you for your kind words. Jesus is the inspiration for our faith and our confidence that we truly can see the Kingdom of Heaven here on earth – imitation of Christ is our key. Blessings Greg

  • Marc SMALLEY
    January 30, 2019 at 9:02 am

    Greg Valerio I have enjoyed fellowshipping with you through this video! Sat at my farmhouse table here in deepest France all I can say is that God again shows me another brother walking the same very similar pathway to myself. I too have sheep in my fields as well lol.
    So just want to encourage you to keep speaking to us in this simple way and I look forward to a next email announcing a new video blog post. You articulate well Greg;)
    Right, must watch through Geoff Lawton’s new 40 min video/film as permaculture is part of our practise here at Le Pavillon in the Loire Valley! If you want a link to this let me know.

  • Greg Valerio
    January 30, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    Hi Marc, walking the narrow path sounds alluring until you have to do it. Then you find it is, of course, very winnowing of ones soul. Onwards and upwards.

  • Gill
    February 2, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    Walking with you into Him
    Growing with you
    Learning with you
    Simplifying with you
    Listening to hear His Voice….
    ….and thus be drawn into the chasms of His Heart, to be re-created….over and over again…..made slowly more holy….sanctified…set apart…to listen more and drink from His Streams, with open arms inviting others to join us.


  • Greg Valerio
    February 3, 2019 at 8:00 am

    Hi Gil, Many thanks for your beautiful words. May God bless us all on the journey home.

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