Tag Archives: Love

Measure twice, cut once…

That title is a very good rule for anyone doing carpentry or sewing- but I want to try and apply it to the way I listen. It might not be apparent in these reflective writings, that I am not always … Continue reading

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Mercy and Truth are met together, Righteousness and Peace have kissed each other

The title is one of my absolutely favourite lines from the Psalms -Psalm 85 verse 10. I love it: ‘Mercy and Truth are met together, Righteousness and Peace have kissed each other’… There is so much wisdom condensed into this … Continue reading

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The Door

There is a thing stronger than death… more powerful and compelling. Unlike death it is not inevitable. Love‘s the thing. I am a coward… a fearful coward, because I fear my own ability to choose to ‘not love’. It is … Continue reading

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Every Act of Love is an Act of Bravery

‘Every act of love is an act of bravery…’ These words came to me as, driving to an appointment in the parish where I am a Deacon, I admitted to God that I was afraid. On the seat beside me … Continue reading

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Hounds of love

Yesterday, I was ordained a deacon in the Anglican Church. At that beautiful ancient place of worship, Salisbury cathedral, on the feast of Michaelmas… Michael and All Angels. As the sun shone in through the stained glass and ancient golden … Continue reading

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Keeping the Faith

Sometimes it seems nothing is more simple than love… I don’t mean romantic shilly-shallying between couples on the verge of relationship… I mean LOVE, all love real love… the kind between a happy mother and child, or close siblings, or … Continue reading

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Unfulfilled Longing

Unfulfilled longing… Longing is part of all human existence, it is an impulse that drives us, or pulls us along, hunger, desire, need, hope, desperation… the need for food, warmth, safety, but above all, the need for love, for human … Continue reading

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