Voice 2: Tim Baker, Churches and Volunteers Officer, All We Can.

Tim Baker is a local preacher in the Aire and Calder Circuit, where he lives with his wife Hannah and works for All We Can as the Churches and Volunteers Officer, engaging with Methodist churches across an area of Northern England to inspire others to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with their God.  Tim is the Leeds District rep to Methodist Council and serves on the Connexional Grants Committee.

You can follow him on Twitter @timb_89

Listen to Tim’s Prayer here:

The Kingdom by R. S. Thomas

It’s a long way off but inside it

There are quite different things going on:

Festivals at which the poor man

Is king and the consumptive is

Healed; mirrors in which the blind look

At themselves and love looks at them

Back; and industry is for mending

The bent bones and the minds fractured

By life. It’s a long way off, but to get

There takes no time and admission

Is free, if you purge yourself

Of desire, and present yourself with

Your need only and the simple offering

Of your faith, green as a leaf.

In Church.

When you pray this poem out loud, how does it challenge you to connect with the Divine?

What are the ‘different things going on’ that you want to bring about through prayerful action?

 

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