#cLectio – David’s counter culture

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. […]

On Druids, Trees and Truth

Friend Lewis asked me about “druids”. They are much maligned (is it, I wonder, mainly by the English?). They don’t understand their honourable history in ancient Celtic cultures where they were members of the professional class including religious leaders, legal authorities, lorekeepers, medical professionals and political advisors. The modern word druid comes from the Latin druides, but behind […]

Where do prayers come from?

Where does the word “pray” come from, and who are the pray-ers? According to the Online Etymology Dictionary prayer comes from the Old French: According to Hebrew Word Meanings palal has at its root the word “fall”:  “The word palal literally means to “fall down to the ground in the presence of one in authority pleading a […]

Treasure hunt

At the table with Annie commented on the New Northerners’ post Occupation of the Heart. Her word treasure glistened at me. I actually misread the word, presuming that there was more treasure there, and decided to dig for treasure in the word treasures. I am sure there are words I have missed, just as there is […]

Replacing repairs

Cobblers used to be in high demand Oh dear. “The car’s knackered, we’re going to have to walk”. That was the response of someone whose car had broken down near to us yesterday. He put a brave face on the diagnosis from the RAC man (diagnosis took ten seconds!). I would have at least kicked […]