Gratitude

We bless thee for our creation … (General Thanksgiving – Book of Common Prayer) Sitting comfortably in the cafe where I always write, I am filled with gratitude. Such a warm atmosphere, friendly people and a lovely baby that keeps making overtures. Life presents itself at its best. Gratitude. A delicate subject. The very helpful … Continue reading Gratitude

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Dear God,

May I please open my heart to you, and bring my questions and concerns to your attention? Would you mind if I even question your existence? It seems like a barrier one shouldn’t cross, but how will I ever find you if I stay behind that wall? I’ve been reading this book that proves that … Continue reading Dear God,

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God’s Image

What does it mean that we are created in God’s image? Can we see something of God in ourselves? Augustine devotes the second half of his book ‘The Trinity’ to these questions, and explores the inner workings of our soul, to find out more about how it mirrors God. The first half of ‘The Trinity’ … Continue reading God’s Image

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Spirits and spells

I did something very dubious for a Christian mother: I asked my youngest daughter to cross her fingers for me when I needed luck in a game. It worked. Now my daughter’s faith in finger-crossing is very much reinforced. Part of me wonders if perhaps the devil influenced the odds in order to seduce her … Continue reading Spirits and spells

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Rest from God’s work

A short reflection on Exodus 35:3 “You shall kindle no fire in all your dwelling places on the Sabbath day.” The Lord strictly forbids the Israelites to kindle a fire on sabbath. I am reminded of the Jews who, to this day, won’t turn on an engine or light on sabbath. It seems strange that … Continue reading Rest from God’s work

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