Archbishop Justin reflects on last week’s momentous bishops’ meeting. (Please note … ‘primate’ doesn’t mean ‘ape’ … it means ‘bishop’ or ‘head’!) Despite the fact that the outcome was not what certain parties wanted, this meeting overcame a major challenge by focussing on love, unity and listening, rather than on the sexual issues so beloved […]
We, unaccustomed to courage exiles from delight live coiled in shells of loneliness until love leaves its high holy temple and comes into our sight to liberate us into life. Love arrives and in its train come ecstasies old memories of pleasure ancient histories of pain. Yet if we are bold, love strikes away the […]
In Greek mythology, Atlas was the Titan who held up the celestial sphere on his shoulders. The poet Ursula Fanthorpe wrote this lovely poem, comparing love with Atlas. ATLAS There is a kind of love called maintenance,Which stores the WD40 and knows when to use it;Which checks the insurance, and doesnt forgetThe milkman; which remembers to […]
Here in our church there are many major frustrations, some of which I’ve hinted at in the past Lots of people grumble and I must admit I’ve come to rather dread the post-service coffee time because somebody is bound to bear down on me and start moaning. I sympathise with them … but I don’t […]
This is a very beautiful video of a Jewish lady singing a Christian song to an old woman with Alzheimers, and the effect it has.
(FROM Cry Before Dawn)
from son’s wedding earlier this month!