Thursday, 13 August 2020

Some things are beyond our control

THE events of recent months have reminded us of the limitations of humanity. Human beings can achieve great things. We have split the ...

 

Log off and leave tweeting to birds

WAY back at the beginning of all this, I remember seeing a cartoon of the almighty holding a rather virus-shaped earth. A small angel ...

 

Keep life simple to find what's special

FORTUNATELY, the covid-19 lockdown is gradually being eased allowing us to be reunited with family and friends, although for the most ...

 

We should defend right to free speech

THE Public Order Act 1986 makes it an offence to use abusive words or to display any written sign or other representation which is ...

 

No mask can block breath of Holy Spirit

IN these times of daily bulletins and instant change like localised lockdowns or new government initiatives to meet the social and ...

 

Has the lockdown made you want to rethink your life?

WE are slowly being unlocked, except in Leicester, bless them! Over the lockdown the vast majority of people have been brilliant, but ...

 

Love in hard times will see us through

“FOR the love of God is broader than the measure of man’s mind.” Might these lines from an early 19th century hymn give some comfort ...

 

Keeping faith will build bright future

STEP by step the lockdown restrictions are being eased or lifted, to the relief of many, and some measure of normality is being ...

 

Virus has made us think differently

JUST as all other faiths and denominations have had to abandon their regular worship, Henley Quakers have been unable to meet on a ...

 

When all feels lost, remember that God is beside you

THE coronavirus pandemic is putting everything to the test. Almost every public institution is coming under immense pressure. Medical ...

 

Ten years ago...

A YOUTH prison could be closed and replaced with an adult jail. The number of inmates at Huntercombe young offenders institution, near ...

 

THE coronavirus has rammed home what social animals we are. Being denied social inter-action for several weeks has shown how we need ...

 

Mary is special and this is her month

FOR Catholics, and many other Christians, May is the month of Mary, the mother of Jesus. In the month of May the blossom on our trees ...

 

On the anniversary of VE Day, we are living history again

WHAT do you recall most about your childhood? Are there historical events that you particularly remember? Remembering is such an ...

 

Opportunity for new way of living

I SUSPECT that you’ve finished all those chocolate eggs by now and Easter has faded into the background of our lives; the resurrection ...

 

I’m counting my blessings to help get through crisis

“COUNT your blessings, name them one by one, and it will surprise you what the Lord has done ...” It’s an old song, and even older ...

 

Like the Marys, let us just keep turning up

MATTHEW’S Gospel chapter 28, verse 1 hits us with a new intensity this year. After the Sabbath, (the enforced day when no-one was ...

 

Remember those that we are losing

ONE of the first ways that we have of communicating is through tears. Is there anything that gets a baby more attention than tears? Is ...

 

Time for calm and to hear that voice

I AM a church goer, but I do not recommend to other people that they go to church. Whether they go or not is their personal choice and ...

 

Avoid temptation by staying strong

IN my younger days there were no more pleasurable activities than going away, walking in the country and climbing mountains, both in ...