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December 2019
December 28, 2019

Coming Home for Saturnalia

It had been an eventful year in Jerusalem.   My Legion had been there from the start. Who could ever forget that memorable crucifixion.    The one where my Centurion (who had his belief in God confirmed) said “In truth this man was the Son of God” (St Mark Chapter 15 verse 39). Events followed with the […]

December 21, 2019

Incarnation Fleshed Out

Incarnation Fleshed Out        Word on the Week              21st December 2019. “Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains would tremble before you” was the Prophet’s cry as he looked at the sinfulness of the people.   “All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like […]

December 14, 2019

Get Brexit Done Election

Like something reminiscent of a fairground ventriloquist’s dummy we had the Prime Minister of the UK endlessly repeating his chant “Get Brexit Done”!   All through the election hustling’s the refrain rang out from his lips.   It was incorporated into the answer to almost every question.   It reduced public debate to a mindless mantra – but […]

December 7, 2019

Fieldfares and Francis

We had a couple of days of frosty weather this week and, right on cue, came our friends the fieldfares.   They come from Scandinavia in their winter wanderings and usually remain on higher ground of the Wicklow hills until cold weather brings them down to us in Kildare. They come in flocks sometimes mixed up […]