I went to a wedding at the weekend. The most moving moment was when the bride lifted her veil up and the waiting groom (my godson) finally saw her unveiled face, shining with joy and love. It reflected his own joy and devotion, shown so clearly on his own face.
It made me think of a verse from the Bible, which says 'And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.' (2 Corinthians 3:18)
We are all imperfect in everything we do, and yet the mystery is that somehow, we reflect the glory of our Lord. We have a unique opportunity to reflect Christ through the connections that we form with people in our workplaces. Yet what a challenge this can be!
So how can we better reflect Christ, especially at work?
Most of the articles written in this edition of Spotlight highlight interactions with colleagues, and what multidisciplinary teamwork (MDT) looks like in practice. We can learn from other seasoned Christians what good MDT can look like (and possibly what it doesn't!) and how we can contribute to achieving this. I hope these articles will give 'food for thought', and that we can learn from each other's experiences.
Finally, as it says at the end of 2 Corinthians 3:18, we reflect Christ and become more like him through the Spirit. We can't do this in our own strength. We need to ask the Holy Spirit to fill us with his grace and power and to enable us to shine for him… especially at work!
Pippa Peppiatt is CMF Head of Nursing