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Escaping hopelessness (life hack)

When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.” – Luke 5:4 Below is a reimagined story of what Peter, a working fisherman was thinking at around the point when a carpenter from the north of the country was becoming known. This Carpenter had moved into a preaching and healing ministry and seemed to have a direct line to God.  Peter is tired from a long night of toiling. He’s spent the past twelve hours trying to fish. As he watches the sun rise, he thinks about the pile of bills on his kitchen table. His son needs new shoes. His wife needs to see the doctor. There’s just not enough to go around. He’s failed to provide for them. Again. Then Jesus appears on the scene. Peter’s heard of the Carpenter from Nazareth, his miracles and his healing. The Carpenter tells him to let down the nets once more. Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets

Why I HAVEN'T yet taken the COVID VACCINE: A Scientific Debate

These new vaccines are different from other vaccines because they are  experimental gene based medicines. Despite this they are still correctly advised for the elderly and those with underlying conditions. If in doubt take advice from your GP doctor.  But what of younger healthy people? Listen to the personal deliberations of  Dr. Suneel Dhand, the doctor in this video.   Fascinating and food for thought.

Happy Easter (really)

Easter is about new starts, new life, new birth. This is often symbolised with images of eggs and chicks. We give and receive Easter eggs and maybe cards with pictures of spring sunshine or newborn chicks. All these are symbols of the season of spring and of a new, start a new beginning.  We think about new life at Easter is because Jesus, who was crucified on that first Good Friday, rose to new life on the first Easter Sunday. This is not just a wonderful story, it’s an historical fact. Jesus’ body was never found and his resurrection never disproved. This was despite the best efforts of the mighty Roman Empire and the committed and powerful Jewish leaders to destroy the early church and discredit their belief. The early disciples were changed from a frightened and disillusioned group to men who stood up against the authorities and eventually gave their lives for what they believed – for what they knew to be true – that Jesus came back to life on Easter Sunday. New life for Jesus lead