Sunday, April 12, 2009

Promise of Life

Only two weeks to go to the second ever Breathe Conference! The band are tuning their instruments. Pete Greig is clearing his throat. The doughnuts are about to be bought...

If you can join us on Saturday 25th April, 10-3pm at St Paul's Hammersmith, we'll see you there. Bring lunch if you can, and register in advance for the morning crèche ( Please continue to invite anyone you can think of. Details, and an e-flyer, are on the website

But even if you can't join us, you can still join us. On the morning of the 25th we'll be inviting people to take the Promise of Life (below) for 12 months. Why not join us in making this commitment, whether you're around on the 25th or not? Make it with a friend / spouse / small group / church / pet and see what happens. The idea isn't to get full marks for 'simplicity' but to start somewhere and, despite all our failings, allow God to break us out of the consumer mould.

The Friends of Breathe

(Jeremy Williams, Mark Powley, Holly Elson, Chris Webster & Phil Whittall)

Promise of Life

Because life is a gift, we live thankfully
Savour what we have
Pray for what we need.
No longer hurried, distracted, or worried,
We'll walk through each moment with God.

Because everything is a gift, we live with open hands,
Tread lightly on the earth
Share freely our homes and our things.
No longer restlessly chasing identity,
We'll be known by our love not our logos.

Because giving is a gift we live generously,
Give ourselves deeply to family and community,
Give joyfully to those in need.
No longer caught in the consumer dream
We'll invest in the kingdom of love.

Less stuff, more life
Breathe is a Christian network for simpler living.

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