Sunflowers weeping

The sunflowers weep. Anselm Kiefer has done several paintings of sunflowers. He was born in 1945 in Germany, two months before the end of the war. It is hard to imagine the state of mind of the German nation at that time – on the edge of a shameful defeat, confronting the horrors of their […]


The scales before our eyes aren’t just the only balances on which the poor & needy are outweighed. There are balance sheets where the poor & needy are written off, accounts where there is no balance, where the voice of the poor is never heard. #Amos8 #cLectio #thescaleofinjustice

A Saviour Stitched to a Star

The Feast of Epiphany – when wise ones followed a star, seeing in it the shape of things to come. Poet Mary Karr stitches crucifixion and resurrection to a star (not her words) in a poem called Descending Theology: The Resurrection. I wonder if it is that same star, and I wonder whether the wise ones saw […]