Watching Spiderman

When I look skywards, it is not to be reminded of “the greatness of God” but of the futility of human attempts to appeal to a deity for the relief of their suffering Continue reading Watching Spiderman

Blessings Abound

I saw a snippet in our local newspaper earlier this week that I’ve been mulling over ever since. It was in the community section, among the bridge club results and notices of forthcoming meetings. A brief announcement of such a bizarre nature that it took me completely by surprise. BLESSING OF BAGS Blessing of school bags will take place at 6.30pm Mass on Saturday, September 3. It is probable that I am missing something; that this is a perfectly ordinary event in the Church calendar. And yet … I can’t help wondering precisely what those seeking to have their school … Continue reading Blessings Abound