Ted Hughes

Lent: "Sin and Love"

A 20th Century conductor, not our Robert, once said, “Try everything once except incest and folk dancing” - which rather makes you think he had tried everything. It’s a popular sentiment these days for our rather permissive society. Not so common a philosophy in the Bible, though. Our Old Testament reading and epistle reminded us of God flooding the world because of its great sinfulness. The lament of the psalm was for God to ‘remember not the sins of my youth’, the Gospel gives Jesus’ first words as ‘the Kingdom of God has come near, repent’.