Sunday, 30 March 2008
God's mystery - the Church. How mysterious could it be that God wants us in his Kingdom...?
Annoyingly, given that we have a wildlife garden with no fish, hedges around the edges and decent hiding places all round, one particular pair of proud batrachian parents has deposited two lots of spawn in the shubunkin pond round the back, little caring that every one of their children will die at the hands - well, OK, fins - of the voracious shubs. A suitable image, I feel, for Mother Nature and her lack of care for her children. Being incurably soft-hearted, I've been moving it round to the safe pond.
Monday, 24 March 2008
Sunday, 23 March 2008
1919: Benito Mussolini founds the Italian Fascist Movement, a model for far-right parties across Europe.
1933: The German Reichstag passes the Enabling Act, allowing Adolf Hitler to rule by decree as a dictator.
2001: The first permanently-inhabited space station, 'Mir', is destroyed as it hits the Earth's atmosphere.
And 2008 - through all the stupid things we do, through all the evil we do, over and against all the systems we set up and the failed ambitions, the faulty science and the not-quite achievements - the promise is still there...
He is Risen.