“God reminded me that I would sin.

But because I was so enjoying looking at him I did not pay much attention to this revelation”.

Julian of Norwich “Revelations of Divine Love”

Sometimes we are so happy with the direction our growth in faith is taking that we are blinded to the needs of others.

God knows that mistakes happen and from His love He forgives us.

All the sweet and bitter that fill the daily cup;
All the faith and hope that bid the heart look up;
All the wrongs or sorrows, that else might spell despair,
The looms of love transfigure to something new and rare.

Gilbert Thomas “Collected Poems”

“(We should not) be ungrateful to those who love their tradition and try to prevent its dissolution. But too possessive a care for its preservation can, as we know, lead its self-appointed guardians to cut off those very energies by which it can be revitalized.”

The Language of Mystery by Edward Robinson

(Referred to in ‘Life was Never the Same’ by Ruth Robinson in “Thirty Years of Honesty” SCM Press 1993)

Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!

Today,
not yesterday or tomorrow,
but now,
our everyday.

“Trust a crowd to look at the wrong end of a miracle every time.”

Kurt Vonnegut, Palm Sunday

Through all its many windows you may scan
Something of God – but vastly more of man.

Gilbert Thomas – Collected Poems.