Yesterday, I found myself arriving 'into' (as they like to say these days) London Gatwick on a flight from Gibraltar. Everything had gone smoothly up to that point and I was looking forward to a quick exit from the terminal and a speedy journey home. No such luck! The terminal was packed with people who … Continue reading Travelling
I have taken to reading the Daily Office outdoors in the early morning and evening, walking the side-streets around where I live. In the unlikely case that you should be interested, I use a version of the Office called Celebrating Daily Prayer compiled by David Stancliffe, until recently Bishop of Salisbury: "a pocket version of … Continue reading Walking the Office
I have been rereading The Shape of Living by David F Ford. I am trying to put into practice something he says. There are two great simple truths about Christian desiring. The first is that God desires us. This is perhaps the hardest truth of any to grasp. Do we wake up every morning amazed … Continue reading On being loved and desired
I am 50 today. It's strange. There is a feeling of having arrived – solid, adult, an achievement. I am a work-in-progress: who am I? who/what am I for? And, inevitably, there is death around the bend in the road. Somehow the now, the not-yet and the no more are held together. It beats me. … Continue reading My half century
This body can be still even as the mind chatters away. Let this body do the praying.