Tag: serving others

SARAH, SERVANT BISHOP

Bishop Sarah Mullally in sleeping bag on stairs with others

Yesterday it was announced that the Rt Rev Dame Sarah Mullally would be the next Bishop of London.  Bishop Sarah released a statement, which included this very diaconal section:

Before becoming a priest, I was a nurse and then the Government’s Chief Nursing Officer for England. People ask what it is like to have had two careers. I reply that I have always had one vocation – to follow Jesus Christ, to know him and to make him known.

For me that means living in the service of others.

Washing feet is a powerful image which has shaped my life.

As a nurse, the way we wash feet affords dignity, respect and value. As a priest I am called to model Jesus Christ, who took off his outer garments and washed his disciples’ feet, even the one who would betray him.

I keep that model of service before me, seeking to serve others and value them.

Bishop Sarah is in our prayers.