Monday, 28 September 2015

You Are Loved

Do you know how much you are loved?

Love has been breaking out from eternity to eternity upon our wounded selves, upon a fractured and groaning cosmos, breathing hope into the despair.

Love is lavished upon the world, surrounding all that is in the wonder of Relationship, drawing us into something more than ourselves, drawing us into Someone who sings over us and dances with us.

New wine poured out, a feast, a party, laughter; love has prepared a banquet and we are invited!

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

There Will (Not) Be Blood

'However problematic an ideology may be, it can maintain popular support so long as its logic is kept at a distance rather than chased to its conclusion.  We see this problem all the time in our politics and our religious communities when large sections of a population maintains basically the same political ideology or theology that some derided extremist group maintains, the only difference being the latter is foolish enough  (or perhaps extremists simply have more integrity) to actually say what they believe...hypocrisy is left veiled...

' find us repulsive, because we believe your beliefs better than you.' Tad Delay, God Is Unconscious p. 74

Tad Delay is on to something immensely important here.

Martin Luther King Jr puts it like this,

'There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solution. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.' Strength to Love p. 10

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

(Too) Long To Reign Over Us

I think I like the Queen. Although I have no idea what she is really like as a person, it seems, at least from what I have heard and seen of her, she seems ok.

However I do not believe we should have a British Monarchy.

I am all for the disbandment of the monarchy and an end to royalty here in the UK.

The British Monarchy is a symbol of the inequality prevalent here in the West, a sign of the continued growth of the gap between rich and poor. It is ludicrous that an entire family are able to live in such extreme wealth and luxury at the expense of the British population.