Monthly Archives: July 2013

Perfect storm

God, singing in the shower, echoing slate grey tesselating clouds.

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Year C Proper 12: What is the world coming to?

What is the world coming to? How many times have we had to ask ourselves that question over the past few months, the past few years? When I told people abroad on vacation where I came from, they had heard … Continue reading

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Origami relationship

If I fold the map just right, you are close enough to hold at arm’s length.

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Martha, Mary and the midwife’s advice

Here’s how I’d like the story to go: Martha: lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her then to help me.” Jesus: “lads, Simon, Andrew, James, Whatsyername, you … Continue reading

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Ordnance

Digging trenches, sunken defences against flood and farm-fouled run-off, a discovery gives pause. Once the soldiers ran these cliffs, looking for invaders, boats by night, enemies creeping up with the tide. They left behind a hand grenade, souvenir of suspicious … Continue reading

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Seven years

Seven times seven years married, seven years past; a rose remembers.

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Love your neighbour/Stand your ground

A reflection on three little words: Love your neighbour and three more: Stand your ground. Stand your ground: refuse to yield to the insidious isms of the age. Stand your ground: let love outweigh fear, pity dominate over prejudice, mercy … Continue reading

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