Tag: love

  • On returning

    On returning an ancient door spills light onto the space within. Quietness envelops those who tread here. It is a step back to where no troubles have occurred. No death only transition. Mismatched glass seems strangely unbroken in an alcove eastward window atop hangs a sacred heart for the love which moves us beyond our […]

  • Courage to Love

    It’s easier to hate than to love, so they say.  Love takes hard work.  Though I’m not so sure about this for some people put a lot of effort into their hate and some are lazy in Love.  It takes great courage to love. For as we hear from St. Paul, Love is patient; love […]

  • Giving Ourselves Away

    Giving Ourselves Away

    Lucy Winkett ended thought for the day this past Tuesday with the challenge to ‘give ourselves away’. Lucy is rector of St. James’ Piccadilly. Had I the chance to be in London over Christmas I would make time to go there to see the art installation by Arabella Dorman. It includes a dingy which arrived […]

  • Woodfest

    Woodfest again at St. Asaph, don’t miss it! Or try to remember next year… There seem to be a number of different types of people exhibiting or competing. Most working in their field and making a living the way most of us do, wood things being a profitable sideline. There are the commercial firms whose […]

  • a radical heart

    Rumi said, in the midst of conflict: “I go into the Muslim mosque, and the Jewish synagogue and the Christian church and I see one altar.” How open, or how big must one’s heart be to allow such a thought?  Can such a radical notion of generosity of heart ever take root today?  Perhaps not […]

  • Legacy of shame?

    To be honest, my words were a little stronger than the title here this afternoon, however after mulling things over / steaming / ranting, it became obvious that the object of my frustration could not be truthfully a generalisation – therefore the following comments are (I would dearly wish to hope, but will probably be […]

  • Valentines

    We shared a truly odd service last night. It was Valentines day. St. Valentine the (probably) most well known saint, yet to celebrate it in the context of the Eucharist was strange. I’m not sure why though, there were no pagan overtones, nothing to suggest a ritual sacrifice on the altar, but still, the images […]

  • Wedding

    I have now been to two civil wedding ceremonies… The first was let me say, lacking something! (having only been to church weddings, Mendelssohn, hymns choirs bells etc, all the romantic trimmings.) So yesterday’s civil ceremony was a little on the odd side as actually I thought it was really good. The vows were honest […]

  • The Iona Community

    is an ecumenical Christian community of men and women from different walks of life and different traditions in the Christian church that is committed to seeking new ways of living the gospel of Jesus Christ in today’s world. www.iona.org.uk

  • Greenbelt Festival

    Greenbelt is an independent Christian charity working to express love, creativity and justice in the arts and contemporary culture in the light of the Christian gospel. www.greenbelt.org.uk