Are you standing inside?
Then today take the opportunity to listen to Jesus; is he calling you? Is it time for you to say your personal yes to a calling on your life? Are you ready to say "yes Lord, I'll follow you"?
Are you standing near?
Then today take the opportunity to come closer to Jesus. Come and explore; come and experience; come and try. Are you ready to say "yes Lord, I'd like to find you"?
Are you on the outside?
Then today you are invited to come inside and explore a bit; you never know what you might find. Are you ready to say "yes I'd like to see something about God"?
These are my thoughts on the sermon at the Ordination of Deacons service at Christchurch Cathedral Oxford on 30th June 2012.