Today we remember Thomas Cranmer as an interlude in our Easter narrative.
Father of all, your servant Thomas Cranmer revealed your strength in human weakness, empower us through your spirit, that when we are weak we know we are strong because it is then that we rely on your love. Luke 8
Then his disciples asked him what this parable meant. 10 He said, “To you it has been given to know the secrets[a] of the kingdom of God; but to others I speak[b] in parables, so that ‘looking they may not perceive, and listening they may not understand.’ 11 “Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. 12 The ones on the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved. 13 The ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy. But these have no root; they believe only for a while and in a time of testing fall away. 14 As for what fell among the thorns, these are the ones who hear; but as they go on their way, they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature.
Go and use your own life to explain your belief system, don’t use clever words, simply the love that you have received in others. Tell stories, they are the messages of God.