(Incorporating The MAG - the official publication of Methodist AFFIRM) The newsletter of the Evangelical Network of the Methodist Church of New Zealand / Te Haahi Weteriana o Aotearoa .

Seen any Good Rainbows lately?

I have been reflecting lately on the fine art of encouragement.

Joyce Rupp, in her book "Fresh Bread and other Gifts of Spiritual Nourishment" tells of an occasion when, feeling weary and discouraged, she was "interrupted" by a friend popping in to urge her to come out and see a magnificent rainbow. As she returned to the house she reflected, "My tiredness had quietly been replaced with a sense of peace and beauty?. My heart was happy with the thought that someone cared enough about me to deliberately stop and invite me to see a rainbow." Later in the passage she comments: "Rainbow callers are people who announce hope to others? " read more.