Disconnected jottings by the Rector of "The Saints" in rural north-east Suffolk, England.
Monday, 3 June 2013
Not really a coronation pic ....
... but one I couldn't resist having discovered this issue lurking at the far end of the bookshelf in one of the smallest rooms in the vicarage!
This is my last royal post on the subject .....
.... until I find something else, that is.
“The test of faith is whether I can make space for difference. Can I recognise God’s image in someone who is not in my image, whose language, faith, ideals, are different from mine? If I cannot, then I have made God in my image, instead of allowing Him to remake me in His.” Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
"You know you have created God in your own image when He hates all the same people you do." Anne Lamott
Comments are welcome, but they are moderated, and good manners dictates that anonymous ones will rarely be published ... unless of course they are flattering.
The Windsor Report
"The Windsor Report" is just a Report. When did it become like The Bible? The Covenant - why do we need another Covenant? We have the Baptismal Covenant. We have the Creeds. What else do we need?
Bishop Martin Barahona Primate of Central America.
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Things to Come
There shall in that time be rumors of things going astray, and there shall be a great confusion as to where things really are, and nobody will really know where lieth those little things with the sort of raffia-work base, that has an attachment. At that time, a friend shall lose his friend's hammer, and the young shall not know where lieth the things possessed by their fathers that their fathers put there only just the night before, about eight o'clock. ("The Life of Brian")
Wherever opposite views are held with warmth by religious-minded men, we may take for granted that there is some higher truth which embraces both. All high truth is the union of two contradictories. The truth does not lie between these two, but in a higher reconciling truth which leaves both true.
The truth will be found, not in some middle, moderate, timid doctrine, which skilfully avoids extremes, but in a truth larger than either of these opposite views, which is the basis of both, and which really is that for which each party tenaciously clings to its own view, as to a matter of life and death.
Rev. Frederick W. Robertson M.A.
Opening words of a sermon preached at Trinity Chapel, Brighton, 10th March, 1850.
There comes a point in your life when you realize who matters, who never did, who won't anymore... and who always will.
So, don't worry about people from your past, there's a reason why they didn't make it to your future..
"As I grow older and older And totter toward the tomb, I find that I care less and less Who goes to bed with whom." attributed to Dorothy L Sayers