At Morning Prayer this week our New Testament readings are taken from St Paul’s letter to the Philippians. The letter was written whilst Paul was being held for an extended period under house arrest in either Ephesus or Rome. But despite his personal circumstances there are no grumbles here, only gratitude – every section of the letter is overflowing with joy. Paul explains how the restrictions of life under lockdown seem to be opportunities, not obstacles – even the “fake news” some are spreading about the gospel doesn’t seem to get him down. 

Listen to this week’s Start:Stop reflection at the link above or read the script here.

Image : Rythme, Joie de vivre, Robert Delaunay, 1930