Barbara Bush and Mom

The doctors called it Alzheimer’s but the truth is, Mom just stood inside her body and looked out of those blue eyes at a world without my father – then she turned around and walked away to the inside of her mind to sit among her memories.

Life-Giver

PENTECOST Acts 2:1–21 Coming of the Holy Spirit 2 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 Then there appeared to them […]

God Of Second Chances

BEN-HUR: A TALE OF THE CHRIST Lew Wallace “It is more beautiful to trust in God. The beautiful in this world is all from his hand, declaring the perfection of taste; he is the author of all form; he clothes the lily, he colours the rose, he distils the dewdrop, he makes the music of […]

Holy Saturday

JESUS’ BODY IS TAKEN DOWN FROM THE CROSS Malcolm Guite His spirit and his life he breathes in all, Now on this cross his body breathes no more. Here at the centre everything is still, Spent, and emptied, opened to the core. A quiet taking down, a prising loose, A cross-beam lowered like a weighing […]

Good Friday

JESUS DIES ON THE CROSS Malcolm Guite The dark nails pierce him and the sky turns black We watch him as he labours to draw breath. He takes our breath away to give it back, Return it to its birth through his slow death. We hear him struggle, breathing through the pain, Who once breathed […]