I have the privilege of working with Joy Pollock, a member at All Saints Church in Deansway, in the leadership of Home for Good: Worcester, seeking to find a home for every local child who needs one. Joy regularly blogs for Worcestershire Local Authority and speaks on BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester about fostering and motherhood. As Mothers’ Day approaches, I am sharing this blog she has written for Home for Good.
As Joy turns the tables on the way we look at motherhood, it reminds me of a picture Jesus uses of Himself as a ‘mother hen’:
All this talk recently regarding discipleship and evangelism reminded me of the time over twenty years ago now, when Gordon and I moved to Clifton-on-Teme to work with a herd of pedigree Charolais cattle,??; well in truth it was Gordon doing the work! This was the first farm we had worked on that also had sheep. Gordon who is a cowman through and through, was not very interested; I on the other hand was. After all they were much easier to handle. I could, if I put my mind to it, turn one over onto its back, a cow would be more likely to turn me over on my back!
This skill would prove to be quite useful at lambing time.
So what has all this got to do with discipleship evangelism?