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From the New Testament reading at evening prayer:

When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake, got into a boat, and started across the lake to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. The lake became rough because a strong wind was blowing. When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the lake and coming near the boat, and they were terrified. But he said to them, ‘It is I; do not be afraid.’
(John’s Gospel, chapter 6, verses 16-20, NRSV)

Have we lost the capacity for awe as we have become more technological? If we saw someone walking towards us across a lake today, would we be terrified, or would we think “How’s he doing that, and where can I buy one?”
Jesus, the latest victim of Clarke’s Third Law…

This window is in St. Bartholomew’s church, Porthleven, Cornwall

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