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Impermanence

It was the Greek philosopher Heraclitus who remarked that “ No-one ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and they are not the same person.”  We may not notice the fact, or we may … Continue reading

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Compassion is Practical

“Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.” (Luke 6:36) Once upon a time, in a dense forest, lived a mighty lion.  King of the jungle.  One day, after a large meal, he was taking a nap under the shade … Continue reading

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Moving On

“You’ve got four jackets.” “Yes, but they’re all different – different colours match different occasions.  Two are everyday, one is lightweight and one is dark and formal.” “And the blazer?” “Yes, that makes five, I know.” That’s the kind of … Continue reading

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Open to People and Possibilities

Human beings tend to like certainty.  We like things to be predictable.  But predictable may exclude possibilities. In writing a booklet on mental skills for young footballers (I started out life as a PE teacher) I wrote: “Football is a … Continue reading

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Blessed are the Peacemakers

A friend of mine forwarded me a picture of his 5 year old grandson.  He was dressed as a cowboy and pointing a revolver at a security guard outside a Star Wars Convention.  The security guard had his hands up … Continue reading

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Dimensions and Depths

It’s understandable that we human beings like to define things and we do so largely in words.  To speak, to record things, to communicate is a major part of being human.  It helps us to understand our world and each … Continue reading

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Out Beyond Words

A member of the Amazonian tribe the Kuhama Kushameria, was paddling some white visitors down the river.  He gently brought the boat to a stop.  “The fish are singing”, he said.  “Can you hear them?”  No they couldn’t. They gave … Continue reading

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Expecting the Unexpected

How open am I to possibilities or, as Elaine put it in her sermon last Sunday, to expecting the unexpected?  And, having experienced it, to travelling in a different direction? Courtney Gore became a member of her local school board … Continue reading

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All is Process

When you have won a gold medal what do you do next?  Go for the next one.  Set a goal.  Make a resolution.  Keep going, even in retirement.  Like a retired teacher friend of mine, who, having just finished a … Continue reading

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We Are One

What unites us and what divides us?  Questions that have come to me from several directions over the past week.  Last Thursday’s elections started things off, followed by a visit to the North East, a couple of Radio programmes and … Continue reading

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