There will be no post on The Pilgrim’s Progress this week.
The 8th Stage lies still before us with its classic description of Christian and Hopeful being caught in the grip of Giant Despair. Given the ever-growing depression and anxiety rates today, our society as a whole seems to be similarly locked in Doubting Castle.
With such a heavy and needed discussion paired with my preparation to preach Mark 10:13-16 (a passage equally heavy and needed), I have found that my mind has had the mental space to only focus on one of the two. And sermons always get the right of way.
Use this week, therefore, as an opportunity to catch up with the readings if needed or to read ahead if that suits you best.
Grace and peace.