The Common Good

It was my turn to offer a Thought for the Day on Radio Scotland again today. This is what I said:

No Man’s Land

Easter Saturday is an odd day. Every year I try to journey through the events of Holy Week faithfully, to wait at the foot of the cross as Jesus is crucified.  Every year I fail in one way or another. Every year I remember that this is part of the point: I am human, and my inability to remain faithful to God is why Christ…

Joy!

Early start this morning – a wee trip to Dundee for BBC Radio Scotland Thought for the Day. Here’s what I said:

The Church

I love Jesus. And my love for Jesus is worked out in the church. But our relationship to the church isn’t always easy. Like all relationships worth having, life within the church requires work and commitment. Sometimes that is painful. But we persevere, trusting that in the end beauty and love will prevail. I saw this poem a while back, and it’s been…