Month: April 2023
April #CameraChallenge, part 2
A few images for the April #CameraChallenge
What’s with all the conspiracy theories?
I don’t know what I’ve done to deserve it, but many of my internet feeds, especially YouTube, have been awash with (mostly) right-wing conspiracy theories lately. I say “right wing”, but perhaps “free market libertarian” would be a less contentious label. However you might give them a political label, there’s been a lot of them […]
A new camera challenge in the offing
Easter Sunday: Hymn of the day
A hymn by Charles Wesley
Why fear the dark?
I’m not much of a lad for poetry and stuff, but this little poem by Dom Helder Camara struck a chord.
Holy Saturday: The Gospel according to Monty Python
In which I see a link between Monty Python’s “dead parrot” sketch and Holy Saturday. (That’s today: Easter Saturday is next week)
Good Friday: the scandal and victory of The Cross
The Cross is a scandal. We recoil from the horror of it, the shame and humiliation of it. We want the shout of victory, and hear instead the cry of desolation, “My God, My God! Why hast thou forsaken me?” It would be more bearable if the Cross were a result of the actions of…
The Liturgy of Embarrassment: A Homily for Maundy Thursday
Kim Fabricius: ” when Jesus washes his followers’ feet, he is not just giving an illustration of humility. Peter and the others could have lived with that. No, here is a sign and anticipation of that ultimate subversion of all human power and authority which will take place the next day when Jesus is crucified by the powers and authorities that be. Not just humility but humility to the point of humiliation”
Holy Week: Maundy Thursday — In the Garden
A meditation I wrote some years ago… It is a beautiful place, this garden. A place of peace and plenty. We have been here many times, finding cool shade from the sun and solitude from the crowds. Even at night, this place among the olive trees offers a sense of security, a velvet shelter that…