The ReSource day was good - I'll post about it over the next day or so.
Being out all day, we missed most of the Live8 concerts, but we're catching what is still to come this evening. Robbie Williams is, quite simply, a very talented young man...and The Who remain a very talented bunch of middle-aged men! And as for a Pink Floyd reunion...
Apparently 85% of the world's population has access to these concerts, taking place around the world today. That is staggering enough. But it isn't just a passive access - for those who have access to computers or mobile phones (admittedly a smaller percentage of the world's population, but many, many millions nonetheless) this is an interactive experience, where they can add their weight to the pressure on the eight men who will meet in Gleneagles at the G8 Summit. [Both the impact of the information revolution, and the social justice agenda, tell us important things about the mission context we find ourselves in - things worth extended reflection elsewhere.]
No-one knows whether these men will in fact dare to represent those who they are called to represent. But never believe that together we cannot change the world.
On this day, we witness the Kingdom of God - always bigger than the Church, and in situ before the Church - break in.