Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Deep in the footprint of my soul

So -  I've been digging around in 'My Docs' and found this hymn.

I wrote it back in April 2005 during a particularly difficult period.

It seems to best fit the tune 'Crimond'

- but its in Common Meter, so there are plenty of others to choose from!

Feel free to use it, so long as you put my name at the bottom!

Deep in the footprint of my soul

I hide my darkest fears,

Those things that make me less that whole,

And cause the hidden tears.


And in that deepest, secret place,

The heart of God is known;

Incarnate word and sacred space,

God’s loving grace is sown.


At times I find it hard to tell,

Beyond the daily fears;

Beyond the landscape painted hell,

The peace of God is near.


Yet shall I sing with all my soul,

In wholeness with my pain,

That God is closer than my breath

And loving of my name.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Compassion Wins the Day!

The release of Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi is a triumph for the idea of Justice with Compassion.

It is precisely because he showed no compassion to those he killed, that this decision is so right.
It shows that the Scottish Government and legal system understand and seek to enact compassion and mercy where it is so lacking in those convicted of crimes.
This has to be the hallmark of good governance; of a society that all of us should be free to enjoy.

As a wise person once said:
'An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth - very soon we will all be blind and toothless'

May truth, justice and mercy be the basis of our lives.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Still here!

I can't believe it's been a year since my last blog!

This is not going to be an epic - just to say that I have finally had Disc Replacement Surgery and am slowly recovering.

I'll be back soon to bore you all again.