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I have heard the Beatitudes many times over. In fact it was the reading at my wedding! Yet never seemed to have thought what 'poor in spirit' actually meant. I'm still puzzling out what the phrase means in my life, but reflecting on it has been...
Painting of the people gathering around Jesus listening to the Sermon on the Mount
Gerard Manley Hopkins SJ
What would the world be, once bereft  Of wet and of wildness? Let them be left, O let them be left, wildness and wet; Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet.    Gerard Manley Hopkins SJ Image: Scottish loch and mountains in autumn
St Robert Southwell SJ (from 'Times go by turns')
The roughest storm a calm may soon allay  St Robert Southwell SJ
Over the years I have got better at going through things and getting rid of stuff, but I discovered a whole clutch of items from nine or ten years ago that remained relatively untouched, apparently thrown into a cupboard at some point (fortunately...
A person going through some papers
But as my brother pointed out to me, what might be litter to me was a convenient perch to him. I then noticed that this section of waterway was absolutely teeming with small fish swimming in clear, shallow water. Perfect for the kingfisher. I am a...
Street art of a kingfisher spotted in south London
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