Yesterday morning’s sermon looked at a maths equation:
(a + y)(p + y) + g = s

My heart sank when I heard the equation, wondering what on earth was coming next! But as we looked at Psalm 34, the solution (s) was not as hard as I’d feared…

We were encouraged that active participation in life, and in church life in particular, needs to be allied to God if it is to be meaningful and to give us the solution to life. The equation, when the brackets are removed, looks like this:

ap + ay + py +y2 + g = s

In other words, we (the ‘y’ stands for ‘you’) need to be both active and participating, but on its own, that’s not enough – we need to have God’s involvement in our active participation too.

It seems I can’t escape maths wherever I go!