I squint my eyes. The boat’s so far away it’s hard to make it out. Beneath my feet the gravel crunches as I turn my back on my deliverer and walk alone to meet the anger of the pig farmers, the wide- eyed wonder of the crowds, the children’s stares, the whispers, “He was mad…
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Of course, I felt a certain... satisfaction to be presented with his severed head, but I had thought his fiery accusations would vanish just as soon as…
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The hand that’s shaken countless other hands lies bruised and still under the counterpane. The smile that’s shone in over a hundred lands has vanished…
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Jonah’s running from the Lord. The Lord had told him, “Go, Preach my word to Nineveh.” But Jonah answered, “No!” “I like my job in Israel. The people…
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It broke your heart to leave him at the door. (He looked so small beside the ageing priest.) You cried hot tears till you could cry no more then…
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Like water in the desert for a traveller, or moonlight in a forest for the lost, like fire-warmth for frozen toes and fingers, or sunshine after weeks…
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He is a silent actor in the drama. Mary may sing her songs; he holds his peace. But (heaven knows) he is a man who listens and he obeys each time an…
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All was not as it should have been, oh no. The hands that should have cupped (so tenderly) Your fledgling self till you had learnt to fly Then with a…
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