Tumbling and falling fast through a long, dark tunnel
I emerge, confused but exhilarated, into an explosion
Of glorious white light. Startled by its incandescence, I feel
a sense of wonder and awe. A persuasive force
Today is Armistice Day. I wanted to mark it despite our busy committee weekend and the fact that it prevents me from joining the Remembrance Day Parade in Bridport tomorrow. I used to be quite conflicted about the poppy day symbols.
Exactly a year on from the Brexit referendum one statement of principle deserves to be spelt out here. We in the Othona Community affirm Jesus’ teaching of love for our neighbour – and recognise especially our near neighbours on the continent of Europe.