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Here I Stand. . .


“Here I stand, I can do no other” – the words of the 16th century reformer, Martin Luther. I don’t claim that my words and musings will be as important, or as interesting as his, but I do stand in the same place – I’m standing firm in Christ…and I can do no other. These are my thoughts and musings on the whole of life. Life’s funny, annoying, crushing, encouraging, frightening, comforting, expected and surprising moments; and, in the midst of all that, what it means to know and worship God.

...Acting Destructively & Living Productively

I think the picture above is one of the most disturbing scenes in ‘A Christmas Carol’. Ebenezer Scrooge is taken by the final spirit and he is shown a charwoman selling bedsheets to a pawn broker. The conversation reveals that the bedsheets, curtains and shirt have all been stolen from a dead mans bedroom. She justifies her heartless actions because of the heartless way the deceased man had behaved in life. Scrooge, it seems, fails to recognise the full significance of the scene – but the reader is left in no doubt that these......

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