The BBC for the last 3 days has been showing a new programme centred on the Nativity. It’s on at 7pm BBC1 as is truely a fabulous telling of the nativity story and tonight is the last installment. It’s been written by Tony Jordan who writes for Eastenders and truely shows the power of the story.
On Sunday I heard Tony Jordan being interviewed by Aled Jones – He described the story as ‘the singularly most beautiful story….WOW….’ He decribes the Shepherd as ‘getting the X factor appearance from the shepherd’s and Joseph only gets a dream….surely this should be the other way round….as he wrote this he got it – the Shepherd’s represent us….they represent me.’
All I can say is thank you for scripting this story in such a wonderful and beautiful way!
I read this at a funeral recently…
She Is Gone
You can shed tears that she is gone
Or you can smile because she has lived
You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
Or you can be full of the love that you shared
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday
You can remember her and only that she is gone
Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
Or you can do what she would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
by David Harkins
This is a must see youtube experience – shoppers were surprised when a flash mob started singing in the Food Court – The Hallelujah Chorus.