Monthly Archives: December 2010

Butterflies

Since ancient times,  the butterfly has been a powerful symbol of life beyond death.  Ancient Egyptians and Greeks placed golden butterflies in tombs, as part of the grave goods -symbolising immortality and new life. For early Christians the symbolism was … Continue reading

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Feet of clay

Term has ended at the College. And everyone is packing up to leave, as fast as they can. Worn out and unwell, energies and emotions spent -the holiday has come just in time. I have just come from speaking to … Continue reading

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Glory to God on High!

Sometimes it just has to be said! Glory to God! And in saying it… (not deciding to say it and then trying to mean in, but voicing it because it is in you fighting to get out,) despite whatever else … Continue reading

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Pome for the day…

Them early Christian martyrs, right? Who had them fearsome lions to fight… I don’t know what they got them sainthoods for. For lions may have great big teef, But in the face of bold belief, They make more of a … Continue reading

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The end of the beginning

I have completed the route plan, and the time plan. The first full draft at least. 42 Cathedrals, from Carlisle to Truro; 1510 miles over 73 days. The route includes several former abbeys; 2 ancient hermitages- one with a holy … Continue reading

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And a sword will pierce your heart also…

“(Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.“ Luke 2:35 Tensions and hurt are never worse than when they strike in those places where love is also shared. Tension … Continue reading

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Prayer Vigil

Tonight, in fact from Friday night after Compline (night prayers) through to Sunday night after Compline, the Anglican monastic Community of the Resurrection in Mirfield are holding a prayer vigil. A vigil is a wait for God. A wait to … Continue reading

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