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May 8, 2021

Independence – The Holy Grail

Independence – the Holy Grail           Word on the Week           8th May 2021. From the age when humans begin to crawl the quest for independence begins!   Later it becomes “I will manage on my own”.   And later still changes to the unspoken “I want my own way”! The current elections in Wales and Scotland are […]

May 1, 2021

Song of a Bird

Song of a Bird                            Word on the Week                    1st May 2021. The volume of birdsong has increased considerably since the mating season got under full swing.   The dawn chorus takes pride of place with the various species trying to out-sing each other.   There have been calm early mornings with virtually no wind to […]

April 24, 2021

Worshipping Covid

Worshipping Covid              Word on the Week                 24th April 2021. A new priority has been established in the land.   It is to do with the Covid pandemic.   It has taken over the news bulletins.   The numbers of ‘new cases’ heads the statistics commanding fear and obedience.   To add weight, the daily death toll is revealed […]

April 17, 2021

Well Woman Reinagined

Well Woman Reimagined                    Word on the Week           17th April 2021. It was a hot day in Samaria when Jesus arrived at the well.   He had sent his disciples off to a neighbouring village to get food and was resting when a woman from Sychar approached the well to get water. Jesus asked her for […]

April 10, 2021

Death of a Duke

Death of a Duke              Word on the Week          10th April 2021. The death of the Duke of Edinburgh had been anticipated because of the increasing frequency of his hospital visits.   On his last visit, as he was leaving he came to the door of the hospital to meet some soldiers and hear the bugler […]

April 3, 2021

Ecce Homo

Ecce homo                       Word on the Week                     3rd April 2021. Ecce homo ‘behold the man’! (St John Chapter 19 verse 5).    Pilot had got himself into a predicament.   He wanted Jesus to look like weak, foolish and a poor creature.   In fact, he wanted to make him look pitiful.   He had him flogged and now Pilot […]

March 27, 2021

Ship Ashore

Ship Ashore                     Word on the Week                    27th March 2021. Few things capture the imagination more than a maritime disaster.    If the ship is big and its cargo highly visible, then it is newsworthy.   If, in addition, the ship flounders in the Suez Canal, effectively blocking it, then we have all the ingredients […]

March 20, 2021

Spring Equinox

Spring Equinox                Word on the Week                     20th March 2021. It’s that time of year that only happens twice when night and day are approximately the same length.   This is the March equinox.   From now on the days get longer and the nights get shorter – and don’t the birds know it! The bird song moved […]

March 13, 2021

A Royal Mess

A Royal Mess                  Word on the Week              13th March 2021. Family life in the 21st century is not an easy business but when it has to be lived out in the full glare of the monarchy everything must take on a larger than life appearance.    Harry and Megan’s interview on Monday night had an […]

March 6, 2021

Who Am I ?

Who am I?                       Word on the Week                     6th March 2021. The question of one’s identity is about the most personal thing that can happen to you.    To be told you are not who you thought you were, as brought out by the wrongdoings chronicled in RTÉ Investigates: Ireland’s Illegal Adoptions (RTÉ One, last Wednesday) are devastating. […]

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