I realised a while back that my goal in life was to reach an intimacy in my prayer that if Christ embodied walked into the room I would just carry on the conversation as if nothing had changed. I reflect back over my last four years in Sion Community and recognise that as I have started to pray and lay down my life for the Glory of God I have changed more on a monthly basis than I did in the first 18 years of my life. I therefore have to ask myself: were the first 18 years of my life a waste? No, because God uses all things for our good. However I also know that our God is a lover of process. If you are part of the Catholic Church you will appreciate that the Church, and therefore Christ (because Christ and his Church are one), moves very slowly! As an impatient young man I am starting to learn there is great wisdom in this. In a 'Now' culture this can sometimes be hard to face, but there is a good news for those of us who are impatient because the time is now! Jesus said "The time is now, the Kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe in the Good news" (Mk 1:15). When producing some publicity the other day, I was challenged to avoid the word 'repent' as it has such negative conatations in our culture and would have the opposite of the desired effect in advertising. And yet, all Jesus is asking us is to turn our lives back around towards him. I'm often challenged when I go to Pentecostal gatherings and the altar call is given to give our lives to Christ. I have to admit I go forward or put my hand up every time as I always need to give my life to Christ and surrender, whatever the occasion! So let us turn around, make contact, grow in knowledge, grow in love and become one with our God!