So it’s Friday. That may come as news to some of you!
One of the effects of lockdown is that we can so easily lose the passage of time. Only last week, in fact, I went round on Monday thinking it was Tuesday, even to the extent of trying to enter a Zoom meeting 24 hours too early and then wondering why the neighbours hadn’t put their bins out for collection.
For many of us, the daily routine has been upended. The familiar markers have been moved while online
“Why did Mary stay behind? “
This morning’s BRF Guidelines features John’s account of the resurrection. (I’m a few days ahead). A familiar passage which I have read numerous times, no doubt inspiring more than a few sermons.
And yet the Holy Spirit continues to open up new angles, even fresh meanings from such familiar readings from scripture. As always the temptation is to think that such familiarity means that somehow we have exhausted its meaning.
In fact, I recall
“I hate small towns, “ commented comedian Lenny Bruce, “because once you've seen the cannon in the park there's nothing else to do.”
Each Friday morning I sit down in front of my keyboard and wonder (like today) what on earth I’m going to write about. But now an email has just landed, from OWL. No, not Harry Potter but a local political grouping.
OWL – Our West Lancashire, set up just a few years back by the Conservative party parliamentary candidate for 2010, Adrian Ow
So 4th March came and went – and Joe Biden is still POTUS.
The chances are you don’t know what I am talking about but I am referring to the prediction made by QAnon a crazed conspiracy cult, that Donald Trump would be reinstalled as President on this day. (He wasn’t.)
I will spare you the details but QAnon claims (and here I paste from Wikipedia) a secret cabal of Satan-worshipping, cannibalistic paedophiles is running a global child sex-trafficking ring and plotted again