Among many urgent issues connected with promoting the Kingdom of God, there is one we should be addressing – namely, reaching out to those who used to be with us and now are not.
Reasons why people cease to talk with us are complex and any contact with them needs to be sensitive. Use the challenge of Home Mission Sunday this year to make friendly contact with those who have gone from us. Only love can drive this outreach.
With every good wish and blessing.
Rt Rev Christopher Budd
Bishop of Plymouth