Today I was at St. Andrew’s, North Weald for their Parish Mass. In my sermon I talked about the question asked by the Lawyer which was the prompt for the story of the Good Samaritan. I pointed out that the Lawyer was not like our present day lawyers and if defined today we would call him a theologian. The story of the Good Samaritan is possibly one of the best known of the stories which Jesus told and it still has a strong meaning for us in the 21st century. It is all too easy to pass by on the other side but this is something we, as Christians can’t do, We are required to love God and to love our neighbour.
After the Communion of the people the Churchwarden gave out the notices, one of which was to tell those present that Father James Rodley has been appointed as the Priest-in-Charge of St Mary Magdalene, Harlow and St. Andrew’s North Weald. He is currently the Curate at All Saints & St. Clements, Bournemouth.