Posts tagged Joy

A Flash mob wedding?

A little while ago a video of a wedding went viral on the Internet. The vicar had organised a ‘flash mob’ to perform a dance at the end of the ceremony. The reaction was mixed but many of those were positive about it thought those who didn’t were old fashioned or lacking a sense of […]

Justice and Joy: reflections on Advent Adult Group 3.

Computer problems stopped this going up last week. Here is the reflection for Advent 3. Advent 3 brings a change to the feel of Advent and this was evident in our mediations and discussions on our third adult Advent group. Although we had taken the theme of Justice, which is so evident in the Gospel […]

Justice and Joy: Adults’ Advent group 3.

Last night’s third adult Advent group began with John O’Donohue’s poem, ‘For Peace’: As the fever of day calms toward twilight May all that is strained in us come to ease We pray for all who suffer violence today, May an unexpected serenity surprise them For those who risk their lives every day for peace, […]

Books to develop Children’s Spirituality: Monster Mission.

After writing the post on God playing with the monsters of the deep, I kept thinking about Eva Ibbottson’s book ‘Monster Mission’. I thought how well it conveys this sense of God in the character of the Kracken. The Kracken is a huge sea monster who swims around the seas. He hums as he goes. […]

Playtime!

One of the lines in the psalms for the Office on Sunday caught my attention.: There is the sea, vast and wide, With its moving swarms past counting, Living things great and small. The ships are moving there And the monsters you made to play with.” We all carry around with us an image of […]

Easter Words.

The Youth Catechism describes Creation like this: “God created us out of free and unselfish love.[1-3] When a man loves, his heart overflows. He would like to share his joy with others. He gets this from his Creator. Although God is a mystery, we can still think about him in a human way and say: […]