Matthew 7:6 I once heard another teaching along the same lines although I doubt it came from Jesus. Not unless his formative years were way more interesting than the silence offered by the Gospels suggests. “Never try to teach a pig to sing. It’s a waste of your time and it annoys the pig”. The […]....continue reading
Month: January 2017
How to teach your kid to be a bully
Matthew 7:1-5 “Sit up straight when you’re at the table. Eat your veg first then it’s out of the way. Don’t add pepper, you won’t like it. Don’t get it down your shirt. Now look what you’ve done, I told you not to get it down your shirt. Move that glass before you knock it […]....continue reading
I didn’t know that I was dead
Luke 8:41-42 & 49-55 The truth is that I didn’t know that I was dead. I’d never questioned my fundamentalist Christian beliefs. They were the foundation of my life. My mother and father trusted in them. My grandparents had trusted in them. Even knowing that I was Gay I had explained the paradox of reality […]....continue reading
God’s Kingdom is like Japanese Knotweed.
Japanese Knotweed is a worldwide problem. The plant has very deep and extensive roots. You can completely kill off a plant but deep underground it will survive and come back. It’s roots can break into waste or drainage pipes and block them. It can break through foundations, and can easily make a meal of concrete.....continue reading
Cycle of life, and all that.
Matthew 26:26. As a child one of my favourite songs was about an old lady who swallowed a fly. But not just a fly. During the song she swallowed all manner of things. She followed the fly with a spider (that wriggled, and jiggled, and tickled inside her). And when asked about it, she said […]....continue reading
A moment with God
It had taken me quite a while to decide whether or not to be baptised. Truth was I believed that once I was baptised I wouldn’t be able to have sex with David, and that wasn’t something to give up lightly. But my Nan, (my paternal grandmother), had liver cancer. It was terminal and she was devolving into a cadaver before my eyes. It would mean so much to her and so I said ‘yes’ and arranged for it to happen at the next Jehovah’s Witness convention.....continue reading
The rich man and Lazarus the vampire hunter
When the vampire moved into town it looked for the richest house. Bit ironic, I suppose, since the house of it’s wealthiest citizen looked very much like the Adams family house, or the house where Scoobydoo and his gang lived. However, there was no mystery machine or quaint hearse outside, just the very latest model silver Mercedes Benz gleaming in the moonlight.....continue reading
He was in prison for his part in the war. Crimes against humanity. The words cannot impart the gravity of what he did. The men, women, and children that he had led to gas chambers where they would die. The word ‘Horror’ would take you a single step on that journey, and it was a long, long, terrible journey.....continue reading