What is Safety?

After the horrific events on Monday night, for which we continue to pray peace into, I have been struck by the number of friends south of the border commenting on more armed police and soldiers in streets. I remember the first time I saw armed police (as the norm) in he UK, it was in…

After the Cross

Each cross carried the same weight.  Each cross counted equally.  Some crosses take us into the dark. Avenue of Lost Souls © Dez Green Recriminations will get us nowhere.  Blame will not help build a future only make us look back making the furrow we are now ploughing crooked causing more problems in the future.…

Jesus Wept

When messages of hope need to be sent. When packages of food and shelter are the greatest gift. When fear is rife and peace a stranger. Bombs are sent, to chase peace yet further from the door. Destruction is advocated, to add to the misery which is already a constant companion. And Jesus wept. When…

National Poetry Day – Night of Sorrow

Today is National Poetry Day, on occasions I dabble in a bit of poetry and I thought I might do so today. For many people poetry is all about pastoral poems, but what is below is far from pastoral, indeed some might find it disturbing.  Poetry shouldn’t just be about clouds of golden daffodils, or…

Refugees, Stewardship and Hope

Jesus was born into poverty and was very soon began a refugee.  His parents took him to a foreign land, a land where people spoke in a different tongue.  They took him there so that the swords of a desperate man wouldn’t take their young child’s life. The image of Aylan Kurdi death is probably…