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Endings and Beginnings

The Very Rev Albert Bogle urges congregations to think about endings – and to move on to a new future.

THERE are times in our lives when we need to honour our past and then let it go and move on. Tying up the loose ends of our corporate and personal lives can be very painful but also very rewarding. Some have called this the importance of making ‘holy endings’.

Over the years I have come to the conclusion that we are not good at making ‘holy endings,’ especially in our corporate lives in the Church of Scotland.

Sadly at an organisational level we too often allow indecision to drag on until the loose ends begin to unravel and all the good that once was woven together to become an inheritance to pass on disintegrates.

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