‘Indifference’

When Jesus came to Birmingham they simply passed him by. They never hurt a hair of him they simply let him die. For men had grown more tender and they would not give him pain. They only just passed down the street and left him in the rain. Still Jesus cried, ‘Forgive them, for they…

David, I am always with you

Following my dad’s example, I had been a determined atheist for over 60 years when – unexpectedly and definitely against my will – the power of the Holy Spirit reached out to me in a way that could not be ignored. This happened as I sat unhappily in my armchair at home several weeks after…

Just ashes?

When we receive our ashes on Ash Wednesday, the minister says “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return”, reminding us that God created us out of the earth and to earth we will return at death. Curiously, this is a belief we share with materialistic atheists who think we are nothing…

Prayer

Matthew 6:6-7: “But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.  And in praying do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard for…