No Half Measures

We were with some friends at church.

Maddy shared some words of Mahatma Gandhi: ‘Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.’

Being whole-hearted rather than half-hearted… Walking the walk as well as talking the talk… Prayer’s mental, emotional and spiritual aspects…

No half measures with Ghandi.

Kevin Sinfield carried Rob Burrow over the finish line in the Leeds Marathon…

They’d played rugby together for Leeds Rhinos… Burrow was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2019… Sinfield’s raised over £8m for MND charities… On Sunday Sinfield pushed Burrow in his wheelchair for 26.2 miles and carried him for the final couple of metres…

An emotional conclusion… running the run, not just talking the talk… whole-hearted love in effort-full action…

No half measures with Kevin Sinfield

We watched ‘Matt Willis: Fighting Addiction’.

The Busted singer described his battles with drug and alcohol addiction, his constant fear of relapse, the pressures on him and his family: ‘I was going down a road I wasn’t going to be able to turn back from. I was going to lose everything…’

His wife Emma shared her fears, repeatedly demonstrating her commitment to Matt: ‘If you love someone you’re not going anywhere. But it’s not easy.’

An honest, emotional story… Destruction and devastation, yet love and hope…  Commitment to promises made…

No half measures with Matt and Emma Willis.

G.K. Chesterton wrote:

Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free… they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, “Do it again”… It is possible that God says every morning, “Do it again” to the sun; and every evening, “Do it again” to the moon… it may be that God makes every daisy separately… has never got tired of making them… that He has the eternal appetite of infancy…

No half measures with children or God.

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