Jesus Rode a Donkey into Town

Jesus rode a donkey into townMany folks turned from miles aroundWhat a sight to see, a man to set men freeRiding on a donkey into town. In the 1970s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ and ‘Godspell’ were  famous West End shows… Roger Jones, a young teacher from Birmingham, wrote ‘Jerusalem Joy’, that also told the Jesus story;Continue reading “Jesus Rode a Donkey into Town”

Today’s Box of Chocolates

My musing is late today. I’ve had a succession of conversations, good and bad news, trivial inconsequential stuff, difficult situations and life changing events. Some I’m still processing… I return to Forrest Gump: ‘My momma always said, ‘Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.’ Life was like aContinue reading “Today’s Box of Chocolates”

Samson and Delilah

I’ve heard many church sermons; few have been about the strange tale of Samson and Delilah… Strength: Samson’s known for his physical strength – killing a lion with his bare hands, killing 1000 Philistines with a donkey’s jaw-bone, carrying the city gates on his shoulders… Despite phenomenal physical strength his moral judgements, emotional stability, socialContinue reading “Samson and Delilah”

Census, Jephthah and Mirrors

Yesterday was Census day. I filled in my name, family, address, education, health, work, religion, ethnicity, sexual identity… This morning I read the story of Jephthah (Judges 11). His census form would include… Family: ‘His father was Gilead, his mother was a prostitute’. Address:  he ‘fled from his brothers and settled in Tob’ . Occupation:Continue reading “Census, Jephthah and Mirrors”

Where is the love?

What’s wrong with the world, mama?People livin’ like they ain’t got no mamasI think the whole world’s addicted to the dramaOnly attracted to things that’ll bring the trauma The Black Eyed Peas song ‘Where is the love?’ was on ‘The Voice’ last night… …Meghan and Harry… Either they’re spoilt rich kids causing trouble; with noContinue reading “Where is the love?”