Spiritual Life

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There's nothing quite like seeing the place that you love through the eyes of the people you love. Sometimes Fuerteventura is referred to as the Marmite island - a place that you either love or hate.



During the whole of the twelve years that we came here as tourists our two sons, now in their early thirties, teased us about spending our holidays on a barren desert island. So how did they react when we told them that we were coming here to live and work?

The answer is surprisingly well. Perhaps it's the attraction of low cost holidays in the sun that helps! Over Easter our eldest son will be here for his first visit. In between services at St James on Good Friday and Easter Sunday, we'll be showing him some of our favourite places: the lagoons, beaches and restaurants of El Cotillo; Mirador de Morro Velosa and Betancuria; the dunes and beaches of Corralejo Natural Park; a day trip to Lanzarote, with the volcanic landscape of Timanfaya National Park and the Cesar Manrique Foundation. I can hardly wait!

But, most importantly, we’ll be able to celebrate together a festival that goes far beyond the sharing of chocolate eggs and a celebration of new life. Easter is a celebration of God’s love for the place and the people that he had seen through the eyes of Jesus – his love for the world and for everyone in it. And that’s good news whether you like marmite or not.

Until next time,

Revd Judie

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