Thursday, 8 May 2008

A sparklin' day

As Morgan Freeman's character "Otis" in the movie "The Last Starfighter" says as he looks out on the early morning, "It's going to be a sparklin' day, a sparklin' day," and so it is, again, here in rural Suffolk. Four days in a row we've had glorious sunshine and clear blue skies, and today is no different. My window cleaners have just been, and for the first time it looks like their work will not be washed away later in the day.

Nine of us at the 9.00 a.m. Eucharist in Ilketshall St. Margaret's small church, and we marked the Lesser Festival of Julian of Norwich. A strange and wonderful woman whose insights into the all-encompassing nature of God's loving relationship with his creation are as revealing today as they ever were.

Thus I was taught that love was our Lord's meaning. And I saw quite clearly in this and in all, that before God made us, he loved us, which love was never slaked nor ever shall be. And in this love he has done all his work, and in this love he has made all things profitable to us. And in this love our life is everlasting. In our creation we had a beginning. But the love wherein he made us was in him with no beginning. And all this shall be seen in God without end ...


  1. I note that you are heading towards the staus of internet millionaire with the value of your blog.

    Mine, on the other hand, is worth nothing.


  2. Long way to go yet, DP, and in actual fact it means nothing at all, since I can't cash it in! Damn! I might have to sell my body again.

    And the first person to suggest that doing that will gain me 5p is off my Christmas card mailing list!

  3. 10p then.

    You are very lucky as it's rainy and blustery here, but at least my grass is looking green again.

    One trivial comment: I didn't know that Morgan Freeman played Otis in The Last Starfighter. Are you sure?

  4. You're absolutely right, RR - it was Vernon Washington. The web page I looked at to get the quote has the incorrect captioning and one photo that doesn't fit with the rest. I have to say I thought it was a bit odd, but then I believe everything I read ....

  5. Sorry - didn't mean to be picky but it simply didn't 'gel' in my middle-aged memory, that's all. Still a great film of its time, and I might just buy the DVD!

    Now I'm really thinking back ...

    Didn't one AG (now Professor AG at some Texan seminary) use this film in one of his doctrine lectures?

  6. Can't recall AG using The Last Starfighter, but he certainly used Blade Runner.