Blessings The Bigger Picture (3)

The ‘UK Blessing’: ‘The Lord bless you and keep you Make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you The Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.’ Yesterday Boris Johnson wrote a personal letter to Tim Hughes: ‘At a time when our churches are closed, I am filled with admirationContinue reading “Blessings The Bigger Picture (3)”

Straws, Spine and Sight The Bigger Picture (2)

Yesterday: I read of the meaningless of life: Achievements – wealth, possessions, honour Age – Living a long life Appetites – doing and having whatever you want Kim talked about friends in the ‘anorexic community’. Their obsession with their weight prevents them from seeing or thinking of anything outside themselves. She talked about another friend’sContinue reading “Straws, Spine and Sight The Bigger Picture (2)”

Stand by Me Secret, Secure, Searching (2)

Further to yesterday…  ‘Secret’ faith doesn’t think about or ask questions. Faith may exist but is a low priority. It is comfortable. ‘Secure’ faith has clear opinions. Truth – often God’s truth – can be explained and defended. It is secure. ‘Searching’ faith asks difficult questions. It lives with comfort and discomfort, security and insecurity.Continue reading “Stand by Me Secret, Secure, Searching (2)”

Secret, Secure or Searching

Today’s musing is sketchy and incomplete. No clever songs or quotes. Let me suggest 3 ways of looking at knowledge, life and faith. Secret Secrets are things we don’t know. Much is beyond our understanding – computer-science, astro-physics, covid vaccine, the global economy….. We have fake news and conspiracy theories. Truth may be there butContinue reading “Secret, Secure or Searching”

He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother

The road is long With many a winding turn That leads us to who knows where? Who knows where? But I’m strong Strong enough to carry him He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother. Musing on another proverb I concluded we should: Recognise the need – see our world as it is. Take Responsibility for thatContinue reading “He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother”

VE Day…Words

Yesterday we heard Winston Churchill, King George and the Queen as we remembered VE day. Three proverbs about words: Slander ‘Whoever spreads slander is a fool’. The group of friends gossiping about their absent ‘friend’, the career destroyed by spiteful allegations, the heat of the moment comment on Facebook… I have watched the continuing demolitionContinue reading “VE Day…Words”

Four Stages of Wisdom

This week I have spoken to people who need wisdom – in relationships, marriage, business, health, money, responding to Facebook messages… Some needed wisdom advising those who need wisdom. Yesterday I was reading ‘Proverbs’. It suggested four stages of wisdom… Listen You have to listen to wisdom Innocent Liesl looks to Rolfe: ‘Totally unprepared areContinue reading “Four Stages of Wisdom”

Light at the End of the Tunnel

Two news items from yesterday: Norfolk actor Stephen Fry spoke about entertainment venues: ‘’Dark’ is the word we use to describe a closed theatre, and these are dark times indeed…’ The BBC told us that with 29,427 recorded deaths the UK now has the highest number of coronavirus deaths in Europe. These are ‘dark days’.Continue reading “Light at the End of the Tunnel”