When we were thinking about what to call this website, we explored a number of possible words and titles. New Roots takes two words that have been carefully chosen. The reflection on the word ‘new’ is available here.
The word roots can be helpful as we think about our discipleship as Christians. Think of a tree, the roots supply food and nourishment, as well as support and stability. Consider how this may apply that to our lives as disciples. What nourishes in our Christian lives? What supports us? How can we stay upright when the storm comes?
In the parable of the sower in Luke 8:4-15 Jesus speaks about seed falling on the rocks, where it has no roots. What we are about at New Roots is providing a space that is ‘good soil’ where we can grow and be nurtured in Christ.