177. I am bleeding

Life is unfair.  Yes, yes, we all know it.  It is such a well-known little platitude.  Can nobody think of something original?  As a matter of fact, no.  Why not, you may ask?  Well, since bitterness and inner pain is one of the oldest destructive forces on the face of the earth.  It has been…

176. Anointed senses

We are only human, after all.  Whatever we see, hear, taste, smell and feel makes a difference to our every day.  We judge people and places based on our senses.  We enjoy or reject in a split-second decision whatever and whoever we encounter because of what we sense physically, even before we can make a…

134. A lonely man, a dark night.

[John 18] Everything that takes place in the dark is different from anything in daylight. People getting together during the day are working or visiting for a quick word or two. Lunch parties are so essentially unlike dinner parties. The evening brings a certain relaxation, a time frame that could be stretched. These days dressing…

112. Free to face the world.

But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head. (Psalms 3:3) The story of the woman caught in adultery is one of my favourite illustrations of grace, mercy and judgment and how it all works together in our favour when the world turns against us in all its cruelty and prejudice. It…