Today I checked out Alpha, a program a nearby church is hosting. I’ve been reading a year-long Bible plan by Nicky Gumbel and throughout the plan Gumbel mentioned Alpha. Now I’ve seen what it’s about. Basically, the program wherever it’s held consists of sharing a meal and chatting with the people at your table, watching a video like this first one and then breaking into small groups to discuss impressions and beliefs.
Take a look.
By William Shakespeare
That time of year thou may’st in me behold
When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang
Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
Bare ruin’d choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.
In me thou see’st the twilight of such day,
As after sunset fadeth in the west,
Which by-and-by black night doth take away,
Death’s second self, that seals up all in rest.
In me thou see’st the glowing of such fire
That on the ashes of his youth doth lie,
As the death-bed whereon it must expire
Consum’d with that which it was nourish’d by.
This thou perceivest, which makes thy love more strong,
To love that well which thou must leave ere long.