Reflections on 2 Kings 6:8-23 What can you see?

Blinded by light | 2 Kings| What can you see | Bible

Please read the passage here. There are five protagonists in the story and each of them sees things differently. The servant - he can't see enough, he doesn't realise the Armies of God are with them. The Arameans - they can see too much, God blinds them and then leads them according to his will, … Continue reading Reflections on 2 Kings 6:8-23 What can you see?

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Reflections on the Wedding at Cana: Jesus ignores ‘plus one’ etiquette

The wedding at Cana | Ignatian prayer

        I have been using both of the images above in Ignatian Prayer to centre myself on Jesus.  Here's what I learnt about Jesus by meditating on them: Both images show an intimate moment between Jesus and his Mother Mary. Jesus is someone to turn to when there's a difficulty, he is … Continue reading Reflections on the Wedding at Cana: Jesus ignores ‘plus one’ etiquette

“A grab bag of reportage, rumour, folk memory, and on-the-hoof mysticism produced by regular people”

Front cover of The New Testament by David Bentley Hart

This is how David Bentley Hart descrbes the New Testament and it is what his new translation hopes to reflect. An article about him and his work is available here from The Atlantic. Some lines from the article really stir my imagination, and I can't wait to get hold of and read the translation (which … Continue reading “A grab bag of reportage, rumour, folk memory, and on-the-hoof mysticism produced by regular people”

Reflections on Numbers 12: Soap Opera Bible

Speech bubble with gossip: everyone's talking about it

As always, here's the passage. This passage focuses on three characters; Miriam, Aaron and Moses. Miriam is the gossiper, she starts complaining to Aaron about Moses.  Miriam starts moaning about Moses wife because she's a Cushite and 'different' to them.  Then she starts on Moses himself and remarks how he is nobody special. Aaron is … Continue reading Reflections on Numbers 12: Soap Opera Bible

It’s difficult to know what to pray for North Korea

Numerous chimneys in an industrial area of North Korea

This afternoon, among others, I have read two articles that worry me.  The one that frightens me the most is this article by Eliot Cohen, entitled 'Waiting for the Bomb to Drop'.  In actual fact, the title doesn't give a very good sense of what the piece is about, basically Cohen argues that Donald Trump … Continue reading It’s difficult to know what to pray for North Korea