Who would have thought that a tiny church of some fifty adherents, tucked away in the west of the United States could create such a storm? And yet the ironically named Terry Jones (who shares his name with the much more intelligent and astute former Monty Python member, who helped create a similar international incident with their supposedly irreverent ‘Life of Brian’) has done just that: make it widely known that you are going to burn the most h … Read More
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If you’re not familiar with Francine Rivers work I’ve found her the most profound of novelists with a knack of getting me thinking about living life better – more Christ-like…..
Last night I went to the cinema to see ‘The Ghost’ having read the book, which was amazing. The film is really worth going to see. It’s a Roman Polanski version of Robert Harris’s book with Pierce Brosnan and Ewan McGregor playing the UK Prime Minister and a Ghost writer of a book that needs to be written about the Prime Ministers time in Office. The Ghost stumbles upon something which puts his life in danger. Who can you trust? is a question that flows through the film.
I’ve been looking at a book called Cat Naps and It has some really good sayings in it (as well as pictures) …You try licking yourself all over – it’s a slow process – don’t rush me…or laziness is nothing more than the habit of retiring before you get tired…
I’ve been following the book Contemplating the Cross a Pilgrimage of Prayer by Tricia McCary Rhodes.
Her Last chapter – epilogue is entitled Resurrection and starts with a quote by Dorothy L. Sayers…The Disciples had seen the strong hands of God twist the crown of thorns into a crown of glory, and in hands as strong as that they knew themselves safe…They had expected a walkover, and they beheld a victory; they had expected an earthly Messiah, and they beheld the Soul of Eternity.
Each daily prayer / section of the book has a reflection, read, respond, pray. It is an amazing book to follow through lent or use with Lent groups – it is very good at making you think about how horrific the cross was and how lucky we are.