if we can only reach the true poverty and yieldedness of not ‘needing to be’ anything, then … we will be unable to be bought by any pressure.
‘the need to be someone, to have clout, to command respect, to have prestige or position, these are shackles every bit as strong as those of materialism … … if we can only reach the true poverty and yieldedness of not ‘needing to be’ anything, then … we will be unable to be bought by […]
Since my grandchildren started to arrive, I have been delving into boxes and excavating old toys and dolls of all shapes and sizes that not only belonged to my children but also to me! I went on loving dolls until my mother bought me a teenage doll one year (yeah, it predated Barbie …) and […]
I’ve been staying in London with a very good friend, who worked for many years in Nigeria as a nurse – that’s how we met. She’s very easy-going and relaxing to stay with, but knows how to wag her hospital sister’s finger and announce that it was time I went to bed and nursed my […]
A story from a friend of mine: Recently he and his young son found a kitten. Son: ‘she wants to come home and live with us.’ Dad: ‘she can’t – I’m allergic to cats!’ Son (considering): ‘well, we can move you to another house.’
In a world where we must learn to get on better with each other, to show some respect for each other and to build community together, this attitude of the media is hugely irresponsible.