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Lectionary

Leap Day (29th February 2020)

We know that limiting food intake and fasting is good for you. We know that spiritual discipline, planning, and working towards goals is generally the way to success. If we are wise, we know when there are times of illness and storm, and how to prepare If we are a community, there should be a […]

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New Zealand Travel

The Coronavirus Update

Had an email conversation with my GP today. I apologized about getting all the family to see her (serially) and getting scripts. She was doing the same thing. In case. That case has just happened. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed this afternoon that a suspected case of Covid-19 coronavirus has tested positive. Ardern said the […]

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Poetry

Lenten Poem II

Continuing with Ash Wednesday. Eliot was a master of symbols: the white Lady is the virgin: the object of Catholic Veneration for many a soldier/scholar and physician/monk, but not, the woman of righteousness who venerates the virgin and was the sister who chose a religious life (for white reflects purity). He is reflecting on the […]

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Lectionary

28th February 2020

The woke are bullying those who are of faith, regardless of their situation: the best documentation is at the BFD, because the original article is behind a paywall. You can’t have those Pacific players saying they are not ashamed of the gospel. We have too many people who have been indoctrinated into stupidity bleating slogans […]

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Lectionary New Zealand

27th February, 2020

Jonah is one of he more fantastic books in the Bible — the other is Job — and many have questioned its veracity. Something about a whale (which is not accurate: try fish) and being drowned. They miss the point. The biggest miracle is that Nineveh repented. A couple of weeks ago Kea and I […]

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New Zealand

Lent poems one.

Over this season I’m changing to overtly Christian and modern poetry. There may be deviations into the Victorians, once I’ve finished with Eliot. This is the first of six parts of the Ash Wednesday cycle, published in 1930. Eliot converted from the Yankee Unifarianism of his youth to Anglicanism, beoming a British Citizen, and so […]

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Green Death Cult Life New Zealand Social Change The Decline Travel

Midweek reaction (Corona Chan has left the reservation)

The Corona Chan The schools in Italy have been closed because Coronavirus is now in Italy. They are taking the economic hit, now. Locally, some suppliers are running short. We were working on shelving over the weekend and the local big box store has run out of such. We put an order in, now. We […]

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Lectionary

Ash Wednesday. 26 February 2020

There is an article in “First Things” today which describe the secular elite and their religion pefectly. The fact that it is Jack, who bans people from twitter and allows the woke to hound people to suiide for his progressive faith, adds a certain level of spice to this. Because the bugger is disciplined. Jack […]

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Lectionary

25 February 2020, Late.

There are many apostates out there and there are as many people seeking truth and seeing times of crisis. If you have been trained to be a materialist and that fails you, you are bereft. If you follow the state religion and hate, fear, displatform and destroy those of Christ then you will find yourself. […]

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Lectionary New Zealand

24 February 2020.

Some thoughts on this passage. We should pray that we have the presence of God with us, that is his spirit. It therefore follows that we should not grieve his spirit One of the signs of the presence of God and his spirit is that we are distinct. We stand out. Within our nation, and […]