Ordinary Wednesday: Do not grow weary

It is almost impossible to ever characterise the spirit of a time with one word, but if I were to characterise how the community around me feels this year, I would say, weary. We have not always been weary. In my city at least we started this year hopeful, and remained that way for someContinue reading “Ordinary Wednesday: Do not grow weary”

Changeless

Be present, O merciful God, and protect us through the hours of this night, so that we who are wearied by the changes and chances of this life may rest in your eternal changelessness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Collect for Compline, The Book of Common Prayer Full of contradiction, I am buoyedby the blossomContinue reading “Changeless”

From Ashes Part 7: Weariness

  Living Vapour Drag your heels – the ground sinks beneath your thudding feet and dunes defy your constancy.   Watch the sun – it rises and sets, then runs to the place from whence it has set while your heavy feet echo.   And is there a thing of which it is said, HereContinue reading “From Ashes Part 7: Weariness”