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“Poetry is the gift of priestly attention”

“Poetry is the gift of priestly attention.” – Richard Holloway, Doubts and Loves: What Is Left of Christianity, 2nd ed (Edinburgh: Canongate Books Ltd, 2001; 2005), p.241 Flicking back through my previous blog posts I found my preamble to an essay I … Continue reading

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Good News Scrapbook

Today I started to fill the first pages of my new scrapbook – something I’ve never done before. I’m loving it. So far I’ve stuck in some newspaper clippings, penciled in some thoughts, and spent some time drawing pictures alongside them. Thanks … Continue reading

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The Bright Field

I have seen the sun break through to illuminate a small field for a while, and gone my way and forgotten it. But that was the pearl of great price, the one field that had treasure in it. I realize … Continue reading

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Words

After posting on poetry yesterday and my RS essay the day before, and speaking of the importance of passion in words used, in proper thought and not in wielding for mindless wounding, I thought it would be good to share … Continue reading

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God’s Art

Poem: God’s Art by Amos Whitney A ray of colour, palette in hand Forever sweats mortal man To emulate, to make exact. The feelings come alive Reaching to be recognized For all the world to see Only after he’s gone … Continue reading

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Breath

Are you looking for me? I am in the next seat. My shoulder is against yours. you will not find me in the stupas, not in Indian shrine rooms, nor in synagogues, nor in cathedrals: not in masses, nor kirtans, … Continue reading

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Words of Love

Love is endless, love is pure Love is something you can’t ignore Love is a feeling you can’t explain and even though it can cause pain it’s something special, something treasured something that cannot be measured I think the only … Continue reading

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So Much Happiness

I love this. I share with you today a brilliant poem and extracts from a brilliant commentary. I hope it carries as much meaning for you as it does for me. Read it slowly, take it in. Find happiness (or … Continue reading

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Abide With Me & Sanctus

And there was me thinking I wasn’t going to post tonight. As the evening drew to a close, I flicked on Premier Christian Radio to hear this hymn, and searching for it online, I came across this beautiful version from … Continue reading

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THANKYOU for the Son Of Man

The Lord’s in you and me in here,St Michaels where the Lord appears,through each of us a shining lightthe light is love and hope so brightthat love is God, it fills us upeat the bread and drink from the cupremembering … Continue reading

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