Is this right?

3 Lockdown prayers 3   Oh God, My bum’s too big, my thighs too fat, I really don’t like this and that. My legs are short, my nose too long, and in my head there’s something wrong. I know that you created me, but I struggle with my sexuality. And gender’s quite confusing too, Is […]

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The Monsters

2 Lockdown prayers 2:   Lord, when I was a child the monsters came for me at night. They hid under the bed or behind the wardrobe doors. But now that I am older, there are days when it’s me who hides under the bed or in the wardrobe. The monsters are outside, roaming the […]

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Seeking God

1   Lockdown Prayers 1:   Holy One, in seeking you I find that you are not…. In the voice that says “you have no right to be”. In the hand that reaches into their bible and not their pocket. In the dark that says “I am the light, be terrified of me”. In those […]

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Seeing the Light

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God”. Matthew 5:8 We’d lived in Hoboken for a while. We had a lovely railroad apartment on the top floor of an apartment building. The lounge was 24 feet by 12 feet, enormous by Hoboken standards. I was working at the Church in Manhattan, and […]

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The cross hurts

Mark 3:1-2 I liked her, I really did, but her behaviour was out of control. The first few months with the church had been great, but then she’d changed. Gradually she’d become belligerent and acerbic. Firstly she brought her testicles to church. She wanted to show everyone. She’d had them removed, and liked to shock […]

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Killed by a bus

It was the first day of the first term of the brand new school, and so far all was going well. At the assembly the head addressed the school. “There’s only one thing I ask” she said, “that we all treat everyone with love and respect, that you treat everyone the way you’d like to be treated”.

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