Intercession

Thank you C Jill Reed for this photo of Praying Hands: a 30 ton 60 ft tall bronze statue at Oral Roberts University, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The praying hands are just so huge that they make our own hands puny in comparison. Surely these are the hands of Christ, through whom our prayers are heard and […]

Serious houses on serious earth

I am not one for visiting churches, but I do love to see a church that is open, rather than closed. There are various reasons why churches are closed (and communities deprived of what should be public spaces). Some are afraid of the security risks (even though, according to the Open Churches Trust churches that […]

Creation

Our God and Father, you have revealed to us the secrets of the earth, the sea and the sky.You have enabled us to discover the animal, vegetable and mineral resources of this planet.Teach us now to use them wisely, effectively and to the benefit of us all, so that we may in unity enjoy the […]

>Excuse the repetition

> SEAMS LIKE REPETITION a photo of a baseball from thesussman I can’t remember where I saw it, but … I can’t remember where I saw it. It was a blog post reminding me that repetition is no bad thing, but, I am sorry that I can’t remember where. My repeating myself may be boring. […]

>New Year

> It was an Edinburgh New Year for us with our son and partner. It was good to relax with them – though it wasn’t so relaxing at the Princes Street party. What was moving was New Year’s Day at St John’s Church where we were all invited to confess/dispose of our shame of ’08. […]

Franciscan Benediction

May God bless you with DISCOMFORT … At easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships, So that you may live deep within your heart. May God bless you with ANGER … At injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, So that you may work for justice, freedom, and peace. May God bless you with TEARS … To […]