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Long journeys

Between them, they had gone a good way to the Moon. I am talking about those three vehicles standing gallantly on display. The first was an Austin Twenty that had been driven from England to Cape Town and back in between 1932 and 1935. The second was also an Austin and  had managed the route from the North Cape in northern Norway again to South Africa in 1955. Some say this is the longest road in the world. But the real trooper was a very battered Range Rover that in 1977 had struggled from Anchorage, Alaska to Cape Horn along the Pan American Highway. It has to be said this term is a misnomer as the route took 7 months to conquer. The worst was a mere 100 miles across the Darien Isthmus that accounted for 4 months of the journey time. The struggle through the dense jungle can only be imagined from the dents in the vehicle’s ‘fuselage’. Proof if any is needed that the slow and persistent beats the fast and easy.

Let us pray

Lord Jesus, help me in the jungles of life
To struggle to get through
Guide me on the easy roads
To want to get through

Amen

A Tribute to the Tunisia Victims

Sometime ago I visited Our local Sikh Temple . The gentleman who showed me round made a very wise remark that  I will always remember . And it was, ‘all of the world religions are about treating other as yourself’.

 

Today as a result of recent atrocities across the globe, many media types and people in the street  are saying ‘religion’ is a bad thing. Yet that forgets the many billions  of our fellow human beings who live out their own faith in inner peace and harmony with their neighbour.

 

So as we stand here in the UK at midday in silent tribute to those who were so brutally  murdered in Tunisia, let us remember Christ commanded us to love God and our neighbour just as much as ourselves.  In fact, we need to remember these conscious acts are indivisible.