The UK Government has announced plans to take “full control” of borders unveiling an Australian-style points system to overhaul immigration law and close our borders to unskilled workers and those who can’t speak English. When we talk about taking “full control of our borders” aren’t we just allowing fear and anxiety to take control of […]
Who counts counts? Counts count numbers, overpower them, reducing them, demeaning them making them number, dumber, cannon fodder, forced labour, numbers & counters who don’t count, won’t count. Beware those who count counter to those God counts dear. #1Chronicles21 #cLectio #morningprayer A reflection for Twitter on 1 Chronicles 21 – the set reading for Morning Prayer today.
Steadfast – word of the day (and night) Staunch and steady the love that lasts long into dark night, longs till the last are first, constant cloud lining past all mists of time. #Hosea6 #cLectio
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
Ox-faced Luke, his gospel yoked to that load bearing beast of burden ploughing on through life’s muddied field Ox-bowed Luke, his gospel bulging muscle of sacrifice for the lost, the poor and stranger still their inheritance of earth Luke, author of the third gospel, is often symbolised by a winged ox, one of the […]
My poetweet this morning responds to a reading of Genesis 3 It’s also the serpent that opens the eyes of the blind. And when they saw they sewed, dressing their nakedness, hiding their very selves behind blinds of honesty from one another, from God, forever, till another one with love opens the eyes of the […]
The path of the righteous is like the light of dawn which shines brighter and brighter until full day. Proverbs 4:18 Who knows where first steps lead? We feel our way through death’s vale, beyond the pale to dark corners, blind alleys, a way hardly taken, through dark nights of the soul. This is the […]