Tag Archives: Love

A narrative of hope: the treasure we share in the public square

Many people have found this a difficult week. The terror attack in Manchester on Monday, which killed 22 people, the youngest of which was just 8 years old, has shocked, appalled and deeply disturbed practically everyone. No one I have … Continue reading

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What will survive of us is love

Just over a week ago, on Friday 2nd December, the anniversary of his death, a memorial to the poet Philip Larkin was unveiled in Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey. At the bottom are inscribed the final two lines from his … Continue reading

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The love above all others

Every now and then the gospels portray Jesus in a way that startles. We are so used to public figures guarding their words that we could wish they spoke a bit more frankly at times. Every nuance of what they … Continue reading

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Olympic spiritual ideals: Aiming higher to be stronger in spirit and faster to bless

Every four years our attention is drawn to a much wider selection of sport than we usually see. That is one of the reasons I like the Olympic games and the 31st Olympiad started on Friday in Rio de Janeiro … Continue reading

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Light shown through love

One of the problems with how we tend to read the Bible in our worship is that we chop up the text and present it as if it is an isolated piece of wisdom out of context. It isn’t of … Continue reading

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Good Friday – Love of God magnified

I came across an article in the online version of The Independent on Monday[1] – something I am going to have to get more used to seeing if I want to continue to read it after the last print edition … Continue reading

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Love Lent

Yesterday morning Cathedral Square was a sea of red. Bunches of red roses were in abundance, love was in the air and trade was brisk as about 30,000 roses were sold during the day. Today is of course not only … Continue reading

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