Good Friday musings, April 18, 2014

I am nursing a cold on this Good Friday so I am at home alone, rather than in the company of other pilgrims who mark this signpost of our faith by going to church. I have been reading a new book for Lent, God For Us, which is not only full of rich writing, but … Continue reading Good Friday musings, April 18, 2014

A word, a chapter and the end of a story

My younger colleagues at work have been educating me in the use of slang.  One even gave me a box of flashcards as a Christmas gift, each one imprinted with one word or phrase and its hipster meaning. The cards have provided a source of amusement over the past few days as I’ve practiced letting … Continue reading A word, a chapter and the end of a story

Take freedom from prisoners, but give them dignity

I’ve been to prison a couple of times in my life; once in Canada, once in the United States. Both times, I walked in – and out – according to my own volition. I was free to enter, and free to leave. But I still felt the barb of the coiled wire fence. Each time … Continue reading Take freedom from prisoners, but give them dignity