However much we might like drama and unpredictability in novels or films or TV shows, most of us want peace and reliability in the relationships in our lives. Yet, from time to time, something happens that rocks and shakes a relationship (whether with a family member, or a friend, or a spouse, or a boyfriend/girlfriend),… Read More What can we learn from relationships going wrong?
Why is this blog called ‘the flower of the grass’? Because I have always been particularly struck by the Biblical verses about the ephemeral beauty of the flower e.g. Isaiah 40: 6-8 ‘The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the… Read More Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
‘As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more. But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear Him, and His righteousness… Read More Thanksgiving in Suffering
From time to time I read, with interest, a traditionalist Roman Catholic blog. Both the posts (by the almost unbelievably erudite Fr John Hunwicke) and the comments are an enlightening and fascinating glimpse into the theologies of Roman Catholicism and the issues plaguing the RC Church today. This afternoon, I perused a few posts, as… Read More ‘They have uncrowned Him’
I always find it difficult to draw anything from listening to/reading the genealogical passages in St Matthew and St Luke’s gospels. Today, however, my priest gave a sermon on some of the significances of the genealogy provided in St Matthew’s gospel. Especially since the issue came up when I was studying Luke chapter 3 with… Read More Understanding the Genealogy of Christ in St Matthew’s Gospel