A message from Fr John

Posted on: 15/09/2020

Dear Friends

Good morning

How about a little frivolity?

Ode to a Goldfish


Gyles Brandreth

Or how about:

A flea and a fly in a flue
Were imprisoned, so what could they do?
Said the fly, ‘let us flee!’
‘Let us fly!’ said the flea.
So they flew through a flaw in the flue.

Ogden Nash

Or how about:

The Lover Writes a One-Word Poem


Gavin Ewart

I think that nothing can express the love of God for each one of better than that simple ‘You’. We are God’s eternal ‘you’ - God can never stop loving us - we are always God’s ‘You’. And our lives are spent reaching for the eternal YOU which is that love for us: the YOU which would always be beyond us were it not for that love made flesh - the YOU which is always beyond us is always at the heart of us.

St Joseph, pray for us

Every blessing

Fr John

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