You lie awake, tossing and turning, night after night the same; Blaming yourself, but more so, those who are really to blame:
What they said and did to you, how cruel, mean and heartless,
Leaving you angry, sad, despairing, frustrated and totally hopeless.
Listing the slights and injuries they committed without shame once,
Against the meek and vulnerable, who bore it with all patience,
How they cut you deep inside, a trauma that cannot be healed,
Brooding pain and anger about raw wounds you have concealed. Continue reading →
At that point, the Temple superintendent told the priest chosen by lot to go get the lamb for the morning sacrifice. This was the official start of the feast-day service.
However, it is worth remembering that, at Yom Kippur, the preparations have been underway long before that as far as the priests are concerned, from midnight or earlier. It is the public ceremonies that are heralded at the dawn of the day. Continue reading →
Gunman at Comet Ping Pong & Pizza, Edgar Maddison Welch.
It seems my last blog post about fake news was timely.
A day or two afterwards, there was the news that a gunman had entered a Pizza cafe (Comet Ping Pong) with a rifle in order to “self-investigate” a rumour that has been circulating widely. It now even has a name – Pizzagate.
Although nobody was injured, the staff were terrorised and the cafe was damaged when the deluded man used his rifle. How long is it before somebody is killed? Continue reading →
Quote“After much discussion, debate, and research, the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2016 is post-truth – an adjective defined as ‘relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief’…The term has moved from being relatively new to being widely understood in the course of a year – demonstrating its impact on the national and international consciousness.”
For the past month or so I’ve been experiencing what I now believe to have been a spiritual battle. I also think it may have been necessary preparation, training camp if you will, that God allowed for a purpose.
Throughout my Christian life I haven’t been a person who has wavered in faith, or suffered real periods of doubt, thank the Lord. I think I’m one of those people who have the blessing of being naive and childlike in faith, and prepared to take things at face value. Continue reading →