Thursday, July 31, 2008
At mayBe's community meal tonight we are continuing our 'bread and wine' cycle. This week we are looking at the possibilities for life that come when people share food and drink together at table. Jesus, of course, is reported by the Gospel writers as doing this a lot. Amongst various resources we'll be looking at this early  picture by Van Gogh: the 'potato eaters.' I like the earthy simplicity of the scene.
I'm enjoying this quotation from Bob Geldof in the Observer about Bono and himself:
'Bono's in love with the world. he wants to embrace it. I want to punch its lights out.'I guess my natural empathy is with the embrace end of things, but perhaps - in the spirit of the OT prophets and Jesus of the Gospels - we need to be both sometimes.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Very good to be back with mayBe on Sunday evening at the convent chapel. Cara facilitated the Eucharist and partly inspired by some ideas she got from Ikon in Belfast she set up a Eucharist around the theme of Judas. The pic is of Jim washing people's hands [John K in this case] which was an improvised response to the Gospel story.
Just back from 2 weeks holiday in Devon with Gail. Happy times as always there. The pic is from a favorite walk over a hill behind the village. One of the great things about this walk is that we do it through all the seasons and see the landscape change. This pic was taken late one evening with the combine harvester still at work in the field. You cans see the straw piled in lines.