When Richard Hawthorne was asked if he would like to write his story for this series of booklets, he demurred. He didn’t feel he had enough to tell. This is a classic tale of how an ordinary man can do extraordinary things – if he’s prepared to be guided by God – resulting in recognition by the Queen for ‘services to the community’.
'Not long after I was born, my parents met the work of the Oxford Group (later MRA and now Initiatives of Change). It enlivened and reinforced their already firm faith, my father being a convinced Methodist and the Captain of a Boys' Brigade Company and my mother a Girl Guide Commissioner. Family times of listening in quiet for God's inspiration and making the moral standards of honesty, purity, unselfishness and love a touchstone for life became part of our growing up. For me, this way of living has lasted a lifetime, giving me direction and purpose for my living and the corrective of change in my heart and life.'
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Year of publication: 2015
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