October is the month we celebrate harvest festival. There are numerous harvest festival services around our benefice in the coming weeks, so if you are feeling the urge to sing "We plough the fields and scatter" there are plenty of opportunities from Waxham to Witton and all the churches in between.
There are many bible stories concerning sowing and reaping. There is a time for sowing and a time for harvest. Sowing and harvest are not instant, it takes time. A good harvest is the result of tending and caring for the seeds we have sown, bearing the fruits of our labour. We reap what we sow.
If we sow wheat we reap wheat, if we sow barley we reap barley. Life can be the same. We reap what we sow. If we sow kindness we reap kindness, if we are considerate to others they are more likely to be to be the same to us. The fruits of our labour are down to us.
On the subject of kindness I would like to thank everyone for your support, encouragement and best wishes on my licensing at Norwich Cathedral on September 2nd.