The Paradox of Royal Servanthood Reflections following the immediate aftermath of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II As I write these thoughts, it is now two days since the sad announcement of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and our thoughts and prayers remain with her family. As the Royal familyRead more

Thought for the Month August 2022 A short Summer thought I hope that many of you will have, or already have had, a Summer Break. We all need time to relax and enjoy ourselves, but also to take stock of our lives. Even Jesus took time out, and as when read, he often went offRead more

A few weeks ago, one of my co-contributors to Thought for the Month sent me an article from the Sunday Times, written by Matthew Syed (thank you David), he wondered if it could be used as a Thought for the Month. At first I thought yes, then I wasn’t sure, there’s no doubt it’s anRead more

Thought for the Month June 2022 Today’s thought is not the one I originally prepared (that will now be for another month). When I woke up this morning (Sunday) about to send the original to Gail for circulation, I felt moved to say something else. And so, a brief few thoughts for today. Back inRead more

Thought for the Month – May 2022   What do you do when it all gets too much? Living in this volatile world of ours can be tough, often having an abrasive and at times shattering effect upon both our physical and mental resilience that allows us to exist within it.  I can’t imagine anyoneRead more

Thought for the Month April 2022 Is Boris Godunov? One of the great musical experiences I had this year (no, it wasn’t on a Tuesday!) was to watch the opera Boris Godunov by the (improbably forenamed) Modest Mussorgsky, relayed from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. First performed complete in 1872, it tells the story ofRead more