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From the Acts reading at Holy Communion:

Then the Spirit said to Philip, ‘Go over to this chariot and join it.’ So Philip ran up to it and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah. He asked, ‘Do you understand what you are reading?’ He replied, ‘How can I, unless someone guides me?’ And he invited Philip to get in and sit beside him.
(Acts of the Apostles, chapter 8, verses 29-31, NRSV)

The Bible is a difficult and dangerous place to go wandering around on your own. The Church is important here, because there’s safety in numbers, and because it’s the place to train as a guide.

This window is in the parish church of St. Mary the Virgin, Newport, Essex.

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