This year our lent course is based on ‘Nothing more and nothing less’: a new Lent course by Virginia Moffatt, which uses the powerful, multi-award-winning film I, Daniel Blake.The course gives us an opportunity to look at and ask why are so many people in our society are suffering, what causes injustice and oppression. We will be looking at examples from Jesus’ time as well as today and what we can do in response. The 5 week course will begin on Wednesday 21st February at St. Ann’s – 7pm for refreshments and start at 7.30 till 9pm. Weekly themes will look at Systems of oppression, Staying human, Compassion in the darkness, Fighting back or giving in? The suffering servant and the structure of the sessions will follow: think, pray, act.
I, Daniel Blake is a hard hitting film as contains strong language (certificate 15). I haven’t chosen this film lightly and I do believe there is a lot we can learn from in our walk of faith as individuals, as a church, as members of society. Jesus said …‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:40. I wonder how can we serve if we know not how our brothers and sisters suffer? The structure of the sessions will follow: think, pray, act
We will be watching the film this evening at St Ann’s before the lent course starts on Wednesday. A trailer of the film can be seen below.