Sailor went to church today, a thing he has been known to do from time to time.
As someone born in the first half of last century I am a traditionalist and enjoy traditional hymns, a good pipe organ and the reflections. One of the hymns sung, as it was the first Sunday in the New Year, was written by Dietrich Bonnhoeffer for New Year 1945. He was in prison and knew that the Nazi’s would shortly execute him. The second verse for some reason set me thinking about this site and the many people for whom the New year brings uncertainty. I put it here with no further comment.
Yet is this heart by its old foe tormented,
Still evil days bring burdens hard to bear;
Oh, give our frightened souls the sure salvation
for which, O Lord, You taught us to prepare.
If you wish for the complete text go to: http://justus.anglican.org/resources/bio/133.html
For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one. Kahlil Gibran
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.